U.S. Sen. Rubio - One Month on the Job

By: CBS News Email
By: CBS News Email

There's no doubt... Most Republicans believe Marco Rubio has a bright future. But Rubio says that future is as U.S. senator. And it's why he wants to put to rest any speculation that he's thinking about a run for the White House in 2012. Despite web sites and talking heads that say he'd be a strong candidate. He also says he's not interested in being the number two person on next year's republican ticket.

"I don't want it, I'm focused on the job of U.S. Senator. That's what I ran for, that's what I want to be. I want to be a U.S. Senator from Florida and quite frankly if I can I want to be the best person who has ever been U.S. Senator from Florida and again you can only do that if you're focuses on that job. If you start thinking about something else, you'll take your eye off the ball and you won't do as good a job."

To achieve his goals Rubio has been keeping busy. But Rubio reiterates that he believes President Obama's health care plan is costing the U.S. jobs.

"Everywhere I go that we talk to job creators what they more often then not tell us is the uncertainly created by this health care bill is discouraging them from hiring new people and expanding their operations or even starting new operations."

And creating new jobs and growing the economy, along with cuts, Rubio says, is the only way to reduce the national debt. Rubio added he continues to embrace the Tea Party Movement even though he didn't join the party's caucus.

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