Inside the ‘Marco Rubio Museum’ of a Longtime Rubio Supporter

"I always thought he would go far," Modesto Perez says.

Perez is a longtime supporter of Marco Rubio who once helped the presidential candidate win a seat in the state legislature.

Today, the walls of his office in Hialeah, Florida, are covered with old photos of a baby-faced Rubio and some old campaign signs, including one from Rubio’s 2004 race for the Florida state House of Representatives.

"I am so proud of him," the 74-year-old said. "I always thought he would go far."

Perez has become a kind of “political godfather” figure to Rubio, who writes about Perez in his book, "An American Son":