Rubio signs deal to publish memoir

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“Marco Rubio is one of the brightest rising stars of the Republican Party and will likely be on the national stage for many years to come,” Sentinel President and Publisher Adrian Zackheim said in a statement. "Of equal interest is the emotional story of his family's journey to the U.S. from Cuba, their exile experience and how that shaped the Senator's life."

Rubio has told his family history in the past, describing his parents' flight from communism under Fidel Castro. The Washington Post criticized Rubio's version of events in a report questioning his dates last month.

Rubio responded that the essence of his story is accurate but admitted that he got his dates wrong.

"The bottom line is, it misses the point. I don’t need to embellish my narrative. My narrative is very simple — I am the son of exiles and of immigrants, and that has framed my political thought," Rubio said on Fox News. "If they want to say that my parents weren’t exiles and I misled people about the essence of my personal story, that’s not fair. It’s outrageous."

Rubio, a Tea Party favorite and rising star in the GOP, has also been named as a possible vice presidential pick in 2012. He has said he won't endorse a candidate in the primary.