Tea party darling Sen. Marco Rubio writing memoir

September 26, 2011 - 5:05 PM

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, a Florida Republican and tea party favorite, says he's writing a memoir.

The 40-year-old Rubio told The Associated Press on Monday that he wants to tell his story and articulate his policies. He expects to meet with publishers over the next few weeks.

He will be represented by Washington attorney Robert Barnett, whose clients include President Barack Obama and former President George W. Bush.

Rubio has often been cited as a potential vice presidential candidate for 2012, but he says the book is not a step toward seeking national office.

He says he wants to share the story of his background as the son of Cuban exiles and recount his improbable victory in a three-way race for U.S. senator in 2010.