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U.S. Senator Marco Rubio says won´t be on presidential ticket 2012 under any circumstances.

Photo credit: AP | In this photo released by NBC Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., is interviewed on NBC's "Meet the Press" in Washington, Sunday, May 1, 2011. (Credit to AP Photo/NBC, William B. Plowman)

First-term Republican Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida says he won’t be on the Republican presidential ticket in 2012 under any circumstances.

Rubio, a favorite of the ultraconservative tea party movement, and Rubio’s name surfaces as a potential running mate in part because he might attract Latino voters to the Republican ticket. But Rubio says he doesn’t want to be vice president.

Rubio tells NBC television’s “Meet the Press” that he thinks as a senator, he can have an impact on government spending and other issues important to Floridians.

Rubio, the son of Cuban exiles, was elected to the Senate last fall. He turns 40 this month.