Marco Rubio

by Toodee9 on August 17, 2014

NATIONAL HARBOR, MD - MARCH 6, 2014: Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL)

Birth Name: Marco Antonio Rubio

Place of Birth: Miami, Florida, U.S.

Date of Birth: May 28, 1971

Ethnicity: Cuban [Spanish, possibly other]

Marco Rubio is an American politician. A Republican, he has served as a United States Senator from Florida, since January 3, 2011. He was previously a Speaker of the Florida House of Representatives, from November 21, 2006 to November 18, 2008.

He was a candidate for the Republican Party’s nomination for President of the United States in 2016.

Marco is the son of Cuban-born parents, Oriales Garcia and Mario Rubio Reina. They moved to the United States in 1956, as economic migrants, while Fulgencio Batista was President of Cuba. A childhood picture of Marco with his parents and sister can be seen here.

Marco is married to Jeanette Dousdebes Rubio, with whom he has four children.

Marco’s sister, Veronica, was previously married to actor and singer Carlos Ponce.

Marco’s paternal grandfather was Antonio Rubio (the son of Dionisio Rubio and Concepcion Pazos). Antonio was from Pinar del Río, Cuba.

Marco’s paternal grandmother was Eloísa Reina y Sánchez (the daughter of Rafael Reina). Eloísa was born in Havana, Cuba, to a Spanish father.

Marco’s maternal grandfather was Pedro Víctor García (the son of Carlos Perez and Ramona García). Pedro was born in Villa Clara, Cuba, to Spanish parents.

Marco’s paternal grandmother was Dominga Rodriguez (the daughter of Nicolas Rodriguez and Beatrice Chiroldes). Dominga was born in Colón, Matanzas, Cuba.

Marco is the second person of Hispanic ancestry to win a caucus and/or primary for a major American political party’s Presidential nomination. He won 3 contests in 2016. Ted Cruz, who sought the 2016 Republican Party nomination, is the first person of Hispanic ancestry to win a major caucus and/or primary (in 2016, Cruz won 11 contests, with the Iowa caucuses being the first).

Marco is the fourth person of Hispanic ancestry to mount a major campaign for President of the United States. Ben Fernandez was the first (he ran for the 1980, 1984, and 1988 Republican nominations for President), Governor Bill Richardson of New Mexico is the second (he ran for the 2008 Democratic nomination for President), and Ted Cruz is the third (he announced his 2016 candidacy several weeks before Marco).

Several prominent candidates for President of the United States can be considered Hispanic in a sense, though not by ancestry. They are:
*George W. Romney (who sought the 1968 Republican nomination, and whose name was placed in nomination for 1964’s; he was born in Mexico, of non-Hispanic descent)
*Pierre S. du Pont IV (who sought the 1988 Republican nomination; his maternal grandfather was born in Chile, of non-Hispanic descent)
*John McCain (who sought the 2000 Republican nomination, and who was the 2008 Republican nominee; he was born in Panama, of non-Hispanic descent)
*Mitt Romney (who sought the 2008 Republican nomination, and who was the 2012 Republican nominee; his father was born in Mexico, of non-Hispanic descent)

Sources: Official website of Marco Rubio –

Genealogy of Marco Rubio –

photo by Christopher Halloran/

{ 35 comments… read them below or add one }

neiltennant October 16, 2018 at 3:52 am

this pic is not reliable

on this lighted pic he looks white and we can see his brown eyes which look green

please take a right pic on which you can see he is ethnic

neiltennant January 30, 2018 at 1:07 pm

he will never become a president
wrong party, wrong ethnicity

allennox January 31, 2018 at 4:31 pm

Yea like the democratic party has done anything for minorities

neiltennant August 13, 2018 at 9:35 am

omarosa Maingault Newman

was well known and established and defended republican party direction since 2003 but now we know what s behind the scenes

neiltennant August 13, 2018 at 9:36 am

yes you are right
its the shame with your 2 party system

however democratic party has and had tons of minorities

andrew May 6, 2017 at 4:49 pm

So 3 of his 8 great-grandparents were born in Spain.

neiltennant August 1, 2018 at 2:36 pm

still he looks latino

when he would be stopped by police there are chances that they shoot fire on him

andrew August 1, 2018 at 3:04 pm

He actually does not look Latino. What about:

blue May 18, 2016 at 9:26 am

10-15 % amerindian , eyes, nose….mother doesnt look White.

I am from Spain.

Mafia888 April 30, 2016 at 9:26 am

He looks a little bit Amerindian

Mafia888 April 30, 2016 at 9:26 am

Does he have Native American in him?

phaedra March 12, 2016 at 12:33 am

Looks pure Spanish to me.

follers March 12, 2016 at 1:07 am
phaedra March 12, 2016 at 12:32 am

More like the biggest cunt in all of cuntservative history.

neiltennant January 30, 2018 at 1:06 pm

this piece of s–t is in a racist party

in a racist party which hates hispanics like him

neiltennant August 1, 2018 at 2:38 pm

he is a wannabe white

but in his heart he is not white and everyday he looks in the mirror he sees a latino

it is nice to be dark skinned and a latino. Most women like that however in the republican party there is no place for him

bearboy January 31, 2016 at 6:34 pm

Marco Rubio is a person I would be very interested to in seeing his ethnic identity thousands of years ago. He obviously has a lot of Spanish/European in him but I believe also a decent amount of indigenous blood to the America’s. As he is partly a Spaniard I am positive he has Sephardic Jewish ancestry going back to the 1490’s. But of course Celtic tribes thousands of years ago settling in the Iberian Peninsula and intermingled so I would guess he has Celtic ancestry along with Roman.

follers February 6, 2016 at 11:16 pm
bearboy April 10, 2016 at 7:28 pm
neiltennant January 30, 2018 at 1:06 pm

green eyes, pale skin but cuban enough to be STRANGEr for republicans

andrew November 14, 2015 at 12:36 pm

the surname “Rubio” means blond in Spanish.

follers November 14, 2015 at 1:53 pm
andrew November 15, 2015 at 7:06 am

that is wrong. “Rubio” is not an Italian last name.

andrew August 1, 2018 at 6:58 am

Even though “Rubio”and all the recent surnames in his family tree are typically Spanish ( “Rubio” in Italy it’s found only in Milan and I guess it’s due to Latin American immigrants), he appears to have distant Italian ancestry too, other than Spanish (including Canary Islander, which is common in Cuba and PR) –

cwm85 July 18, 2015 at 7:40 pm

I wonder if he’s basque or has basque ancestry? It seems he has very little native american ancestry and probably no African.

bearboy July 18, 2015 at 7:47 pm

Yea I agree. I would say the same for Ted Cruz as well.

cwm85 July 18, 2015 at 7:52 pm

Probably. Cruz father looks stone cold European…

follers April 17, 2015 at 11:17 pm
bearboy April 19, 2015 at 9:05 pm

Yea I can see that. Someone said he looks like Matt Damon but I couldn’t see the the similarities at all.

follers August 9, 2015 at 11:57 pm
anen87 March 2, 2016 at 5:03 pm

Uhm no.

Girll April 14, 2015 at 1:03 am

Pure Spanish i bet

anen87 March 2, 2016 at 5:06 pm

I bet not. I bet he’s around 12% native american

SpaniardIam April 13, 2015 at 9:35 am

Its appearance is typical of the spaniard. I do not think I have neither Indian nor American black heritage. Their ancestors were Spanish settlers in Cuba.

anen87 March 2, 2016 at 5:08 pm

I dont think his ears are typical…
And have u taken a DNA test?

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