Manuel Roig-Franzia

Washington Post

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Reporter for the Washington Post and author of The Rise of Marco Rubio

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In 1998,  Marco Rubio  was a city commissioner in West Miami. In 2000, he was elected to Florida's House of Representatives.

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In 1998, Marco Rubio was a city commissioner in West Miami. In 2000, he was elected to Florida's House of Representatives.

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Yesterday, the Department of Justice said it was  restarting its investigation  of the Trayvon Martin killing as a possible "hate crime."

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