How Marco Rubio's Mom Influenced Him on Immigration Reform

Feb 9, 2013 Full story: WLS-AM Chicago

Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida may be a rising star in the Republican Party, but he still takes his mother's advice to heart.

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Jacksonville, FL

#1 Feb 9, 2013
That is such a heart touching plea to a son from a mother that has touch the hearts of every one and reminds us of the mother of Moses Jochebed, didn't it?

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#2 Feb 10, 2013
Last summer, as Congress debated whether the government should continue offering very low interest rates for some student loans, Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) claimed to be one of the few senators who was dealing with the problem firsthand.

That was indeed the case. Rubio's financial disclosures for 2010 and 2011 show he had between $100,000 and $250,000 in student loan debt, which he attributed to covering the cost of law school. At the time, there was only one other senator with student loan debt -- Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah) said he owed between $10,000 and $15,000.

Rubio, however, is dropping from the list -- in December, he announced he had paid off the debt, thanks to sales of his book. But, he said, the issue remains important. ...

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