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2. First job was building cages for exotic (Credit: AP)

2. First job was building cages for exotic birds at his brother-in-law’s import-export company.

(May 2, 2008)

10 fun facts about Marco Rubio

Here's POLITICO's list of 10 things you might not know about the Florida Republican and potential VP pick, Marco Rubio.

By MACKENZIE WEINGER

1. Hates disco music. He recently called the
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1. Hates disco music. He recently called the ’70s a “very frightening time” when “we had to overcome disco, and bell bottoms, and the Bee Gees.” His current favorite? Nicki Minaj.

(Feb. 9, 2012)

2. First job was building cages for exotic
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2. First job was building cages for exotic birds at his brother-in-law’s import-export company.

(May 2, 2008)

3. His wife, Jeanette Dousdebes-Rubio, is a former
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3. His wife, Jeanette Dousdebes-Rubio, is a former Miami Dolphins cheerleader who posed in the squad’s first swimsuit calendar.

(April 27, 2010)

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4. Favorite movies include “Pulp Fiction,” “Wedding Crashers”
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4. Favorite movies include “Pulp Fiction,” “Wedding Crashers” and the “Godfather” trilogy.

(Sept. 30, 2010)

5. Known as Tony — from his middle
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5. Known as Tony — from his middle name Antonio — to his cousins while growing up.

(April 2, 2012)

6. Prince was the first rock concert he
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6. Prince was the first rock concert he ever attended. He was joined by then-girlfriend Dousdebes-Rubio.

(Nov. 2, 2010)

7. Attended Tarkio College in Missouri on a
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7. Attended Tarkio College in Missouri on a football scholarship for one year, but ended up graduating from the University of Florida in 1993.

(May 2, 2008)

8. Teaches political science at Florida International University
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8. Teaches political science at Florida International University in Miami, where he’s been a professor since leaving the state legislature in 2008.

(April 29, 2008)

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9. Has said the coolest thing he’s done
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9. Has said the coolest thing he’s done in his political career was “catch passes from Dan Marino and Tim Tebow.”

(April 24, 2007)

10. Baptized as Mormon. He attended LDS youth
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10. Baptized as Mormon. He attended LDS youth groups but later in his youth converted to Catholicism.

(April 25, 2012)

BONUS: 11. Once came to the aid of
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BONUS: 11. Once came to the aid of a stumbling former first lady Nancy Reagan.

(Aug. 23, 2011)

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