Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., the son of Cuban immigrants, expresses his disappointment in President Obama's initiative to normalize relations between the U.S. and Cuba, on Wednesday.
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Republican Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida (left) makes remarks at CPAC 2013 on March 14. Jim DeMint (right), president of the Heritage Foundation, is shown during a news conference on immigration reform on May 6 in Washington, D.C.
Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y. and Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., (second and third from left) announced plans to work on a bipartisan immigration proposal with their colleagues on Jan. 28 on Capitol Hill. They were also some of the first to respond to a leaked White House proposal.
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Incoming Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, who spoke during the Republican National Convention this summer in Tampa, Fla., is among a number of minority politicians seen as rising stars in the GOP.
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Mitt Romney, accompanied by Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, R-Fla. (third from right), campaigns Wednesday at a U.S.-Cuba Democracy Political Action Committee event at Miami-Dade College in Miami.