Senator Rubio Book Signing in SoFla

Rubio was at three book stores signing copies of his book, "An American Son"

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    Senator Marco Rubio was South Florida Saturday signing copies of his latest book, An American Son. He talks to NBC 6 about his book. (Published Sunday, Jul 1, 2012)

    Senator Marco Rubio was in South Florida Saturday signing copies of his latest book, “An American Son.”

    In the memoir, Rubio writes about being the son of working-class Cuban immigrants and his rise to political prominence.

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    "I wanted to write this book as a tribute to the American dream through the story of my grandfather and my parents and all the things that they went through," Rubio told NBC 6. "For my parents the American Dream was the ability to leave us with all the chances that they didn't have and that's what this book is, a tribute to these extraordinary opportunities I have because I'm an American son."

    Some fans lined up early Saturday to get a signed copy of Rubio's book.

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    On Sunday, the Senator traveled to Florida's west coast for more signings.

    Starting at 12:30 p.m. Rubio was at the Barnes & Noble in Fort Lauderdale on 2051 N. Federal Highway.

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    At 3:30 p.m., Rubio was at the Barnes & Noble on 12405 North Kendall Drive and at 7:30 p.m., Rubio was at the Books & Books in Coral Gables at 265 Aragon Avenue.

    Rubio recently gained national attention when Republic presidential candidate Mitt Romney announced that Rubio was being thoroughly vetted as a possible vice-presidential candidate.

    Rubio, 41, has served in the Senate since 2010 after two terms in the Florida House of Representatives. Rubio lives in West Miami with his wife and four young children, according to his website.

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