Round-up of media coverage of Marco Rubio's bus tour for 'An American Son'

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As Marco Rubio’s star-spangled bus tour to promote the release continues, check out a sampling of the media coverage his efforts are receiving.

CBS – Hundreds Line Up For Rubio Book Signing

“If you are curious about just how popular Marco Rubio is during this presidential election year, a scan of the crowd lined up for Saturday’s Kendall book signing eliminated any doubt. In the kind of response usually reserved for a rock star, Rubio efficiently moved through the signing of hundreds of books Saturday at the Kendall Barns and Noble.”

MSNBC.comRubio book tour begins, but no White House campaign – yet

“Sen. Marco Rubio kicked off his bus tour on Saturday with an aggressive swing through southern Florida, meeting hundreds of well wishers who told him that he is the person they would most like to see in the White House.”

Bay News 9 – Rubio signs books in Tampa, won’t touch VP talk

“In between the signing and the greeting, Rubio addressed his future and the GOP vice-presidential slot. “No,” Rubio said when asked about being on the ticket. “You know, the thing is, I have nothing new to announce on that. I’ve made a decision not to talk about it anymore.” Rubio’s book tour, which is traveling by bus, will stop inOrlando, The Villages andJacksonvilletoday. Upcoming destinations areGeorgia,South Carolina, Norrth Carolina andVirginia.”

Fox 13 – Rubio signs books and talks health care

“All the Sunshine State’s major GOP players have spoken out in recent days. The latest was Senator Marco Rubio, who was in the Bay area on Sunday to promote his book – “An American Son.” In between signing copies of his memoir atTampa’s Inkwood Books location, Rubio pulled no punches in calling the Supreme Court’s ruling a ‘misdiagnosis.’

Tampa Bay Times – Rubio says he wants readers of his book to learn from his successes and mistakes

“His tour continues today at Inkwood Books in Tampa. Here’s an edited transcript of aTampaBay Times interview with Rubio: (Q) Did you write knowing that journalists and political opponents will scrutinize you in the future? (A) I didn’t think about it that way. I just told my story. I made the decision I was going to write it in an open and honest way, that I wanted people to learn from both my successes and from my mistakes. That’s one of the lessons that I’ve taken away, that just because you think something looks a certain way today, someone will view it five years later, 10 years later through a different context. But I certainly didn’t write the book with that in mind.” – Rubio can’t avoid politics during crowded Tampa book signing

“Sitting outside Inkwood Books on Sunday night, Marco Rubio’s tour bus hummed, the engine running at a constant idle. There was a different kind of energy spilling out of the bookstore, and the adjacent alley, as a crowd of about 400 waited to meet the Republican senator fromFloridaand get him to sign his memoir, “An American Son.” – U.S. Senator Marco Rubio begins Florida book tour

“A crowd of nearly two hundred people — armed with a copy of An American Son: A Memoir — helped United States Senator Marco Rubio begin theFloridaleg of his highly-anticipated book tour on Saturday during a visit to First Baptist Church of West Palm Beach. The book, which went on sale on June 19th, cracked The New York Times top ten best seller list in its first week. “We’ve put a lot of work into the book and I hope the lessons in it will inspire people,” Rubio told reporters. “What I really wanted to do was pay tribute to the American dream. For my family, the American dream was that they would work hard and sacrifice [so] that their kids could do all of the things they didn’t have a chance to do. I know that the reason why I’ve had these opportunities is because I’m an American son.”

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