Rubio: I think I'm one of the only senators still paying off student loans

Sen. Marco Rubio’s (R-Fla.) statement on the Senate’s failure to advance a student loan bill Tuesday contains a noteworthy detail: The freshman lawmaker and potential running mate for Mitt Romney is still paying back his own student loans.

Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.). (AP Photo/NBC, William B. Plowman)“I think I am one of the only senators here who still has a student loan,” Rubio, 40, said in a statement after the Senate vote. “As someone with a student loan and with a state with so many people with student loans, I support a hundred percent making sure that the interest rates on student loans do not go up.”