Rubio: ‘There is only one savior, and it is not me’

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      Alex Pappas

      Alex Pappas is a Washington D.C.-based political reporter for The Daily Caller. He has also written for The Washington Examiner and the Mobile Press-Register. Pappas is a graduate of The University of the South in Sewanee, Tenn., where he was editor-in-chief of The Sewanee Purple. While in college, he did internships at NBC's Meet the Press and the White House. He grew up in Mobile, Ala., where he graduated from St. Paul's Episcopal School. He and his wife live on Capitol Hill.

Florida Sen. Marco Rubio tweeted on Thursday that, “There is only one savior, and it is not me. #Jesus.”

The Republican lawmaker made the comments on Twitter after Time magazine put him on the cover of its magazine with the headline, “The Republican Savior.”

That magazine piece refers to the 41-year-old Rubio, viewed as a likely candidate for president in 2016, as an “immigrant son.”

Another sign that Rubio — who has been grabbing lots of headlines for pushing immigration reform — is viewed by his party on Thursday as a rising star: Republicans announced Wednesday that he’ll be giving the party’s response next week to President Obama’s State of the Union address.

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