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Monday August 22, 2011

Taking Up an Invitation from Nancy Reagan Herself, Sen. Rubio to Speak at Reagan Library

Taking Up an Invitation from Nancy Reagan Herself, Sen. Rubio to Speak at Reagan Library

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Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) is preparing to speaking at the Reagan presidential library on Tuesday after former first lady, Nancy Reagan requested he speak at her husband’s library.

Shortly after the freshman senator was elected, Nancy Reagan wrote Rubio a letter stating, “You’ve been identified as someone to watch on the national political scene. I’m looking forward to watching you in your new role. Americans are curious to get to know you. I believe the Reagan Library would be a great venue for you to deliver an address.”

In his first major speech outside the Florida legislature and the U.S. Senate, Rubio is expected to address the government’s role in the country, as well as his views on immigration, and America’s role in the world.

Just last week, Rubio said, “Ronald Reagan was elected when I was in third grade and Ronald Reagan left office when I was in high school. So he basically defined the era in which I grew up in, in every way possible. And to this day, so much of what Reagan stood for is still what we’re still debating about.”

Though Rubio is not well known by the country yet, he is quickly gaining the praise of notable Republicans like former Republican Party of Florida chairman Al Cardenas, former Republican Florida Sen. Mel Martinez, Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, House Speaker John Boehner, and of course Nancy Reagan.