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February 26th, 2014
07:36 AM ET

The 2016 Contenders: Marco Rubio

It's winter 2014, and the next presidential race is very far away. But already, the top contenders for the White House are positioning themselves for the spotlight - in what will be a crowded and exciting race.

Once dubbed the "Savior of the Republican Party," Sen. Marco Rubio is among the head of that pack. The freshman from Florida made a passionate push for immigration reform in 2013, and in recent weeks, he's been polishing his foreign policy credentials, becoming a vocal critic of the regime in Venezuela and its crackdown on protestors. While his Latino roots and young, fresh face could make him appealing to the GOP, he has a long road ahead to prove he's a capable executive and mature leader.

In the first of our "The 2016 Contenders" series, Wolf Blitzer sat down with Rubio for an extensive interview, about national security, politics, foreign policy, and the White House. Check out what he has to say about foreign policy and decide for yourself - does he sound like presidential material to you?

RELATED: Rubio undecided on 2016, but says he can beat Hillary Clinton.

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Filed under: foreign policy • Interviews • Marco Rubio • The 2016 Contenders
February 25th, 2014
07:22 PM ET

Rubio: Hillary can be beat in 2016

In an extensive interview with Wolf Blitzer, Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Florida, says he could beat Hillary Clinton if they both decided to run for president in 2016.

RELATED: Rubio undecided on 2016 run.

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Filed under: 2016 election • Hillary Clinton • Interviews • Marco Rubio
February 25th, 2014
07:19 PM ET

Rubio: I'm undecided on presidential run

Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Florida, sits down with CNN's Wolf Blitzer to discuss his plans for 2016, including whether or not he will run for president in 2016.

RELATED: Marco Rubio talks 2016, international affairs, and more.

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Filed under: 2016 election • Interviews • Marco Rubio
November 6th, 2013
07:02 PM ET

Rubio weighs in on Christie's win

Sen. Marco Rubio warned against drawing conclusions about Gov. Chris Christie's re-election win. CNN's Dana Bash reports.

Filed under: Chris Christie • Dana Bash • Marco Rubio • Tea Party
April 15th, 2013
10:24 AM ET

Marco Rubio's immigration marathon

Senator makes TV push for immigration deal as lawmakers inch toward a deal. Jim Acosta reports.

RELATED STORY: 'Gang of Eight' sets cutoff date for citizenship under immigration deal

Filed under: Congress • Immigration • Jim Acosta • Marco Rubio • Senate
April 2nd, 2013
10:40 AM ET

Immigration reform deal in the works

CNN's Dana Bash looks at the immigration reform effort underway in the Senate, and why it's happening now.

RELATED STORY: White House not concerned by Rubio's immigration warning

Filed under: Dana Bash • Immigration • Marco Rubio • Politics
June 21st, 2012
04:24 PM ET

Rubio predicts 'political ping-pong' after immigration change

(CNN) – President Barack Obama's change in immigration policy, unveiled last week, will only heighten the political gamesmanship surrounding the issue, Florida Sen. Marco Rubio said Thursday.

Speaking on CNN's "The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer," Rubio said he and his colleagues in the U.S. Senate would have a harder time pushing through longer-term solutions after Obama's move.

The full interview airs on CNN's "The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer" Thursday at 5 p.m. ET.


Filed under: Immigration • Interviews • Marco Rubio