Republican Florida senator Marco Rubio signed copies of his book, "An American Son," at Quail Ridge Books in Raleigh. Rubio's memoir, about being the son of Cuban-American immigrants, drew dozens into the Raleigh book store.
"I embrace that he's a Latino, and he's becoming a leader of the community," Laura Mora said.
While at the book signing, the junior senator also addressed the buzz surrounding the "veep-stakes."
"You know I made a decision a couple of months ago not to talk about that anymore, primarily out of respect for Governor Romney," Rubio said.
The senator did address the presidential race, and Romney, who he touts as the solution to the troubled economy.
"Our economy's not going to grow fast as long as it's under the threat of this uncertainty of the tax code, these burdensome regulations," said Rubio.
The senator also addressed the health care reform law, and called it a middle class tax hike that will hurt millions of businesses.
"I think it's going to have to be repealed and replaced, but you're not going to be able to repeal and replace Obamacare if you don't repeal and replace Barack Obama," Rubio said.