By Sean Whaley | Nevada News Bureau
RENO — GOP Florida U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, a former Las Vegas resident, rallied supporters for U.S. Sen. Dean Heller’s re-election bid Thursday at an area nightclub.
In brief remarks, Rubio talked about growing up in Las Vegas, with his father working as a bartender and his mother as a maid.
“And every two weeks my parents cashed a paycheck,” Rubio said. “They were never rich, but they lived the American dream, because they were able to give us the chance to do all the things they never had a chance to do. Because all the doors that had been closed for them, opened for us.”
Rubio said President Barack Obama’s ideas of big government are the same that have “kept people in poverty for centuries.”