More impressive still, unlike the rest of the Republican field, the former Pennsylvania senator has steadily grown in stature.
senator Marco Rubio was speaker of the Florida House, but has only a few years under his belt in the U.S. Senate.
This year, that schmuck is Florida senator and 2016 hopeful Marco Rubio.
c.1200, "member of an (ancient) senate," from Old French senator (Modern French sénateur), from Latin senator "member of the senate," from senex "old; old man" (see senate). An Old English word for one was folcwita. As "member of a (modern) governing body" from late 14c.; specifically in U.S. use from 1788. Fem. form senatress attested from 1731. The Senators was the name of the professional baseball team in Washington, D.C., from 1891 to 1971.