CQ Politics 112th Congress: Marco Rubio, R-Fla. (Senate)
Religion: Roman Catholic
Family: Wife, Jeanette Rubio; four children
Education: Tarkio College, attended 1989-90; Santa Fe Community College, attended 1990-91; U. of Florida, B.S. 1993 (political science); U. of Miami, J.D. 1996
Career: Lawyer; campaign aide
Political highlights: West Miami City Commission, 1998-00; Fla. House, 2000-2008 (majority leader, 2003-06; Speaker, 2006-08)
The youngest U.S. senator and the only Hispanic Republican in the chamber, Rubio is a telegenic rising star in the GOP who is already being talked about as a future presidential candidate.