Sen. Marco Rubio Has Book Deal for Memoir

By the Associated Press | December 5, 2011 | 9:36 AM EST

Florida Republican U.S. Senate candidate Marco Rubio gives two thumbs up after casting his vote as his wife Janette, left, looks on Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2010, in West Miami. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz)

New York (AP) — Sen. Marco Rubio has a book deal.

The Florida Republican has signed with Sentinel, a conservative imprint of Penguin Group (USA), for a memoir tentatively scheduled for Fall 2012. Sentinel announced Monday that the book was currently untitled.

Rubio, 40, is a tea party favorite who has often been mentioned as possible running mate on the 2012 GOP presidential ticket. The Cuban-American Rubio has said he would not accept such an offer because he's focused on being a U.S. senator.