5:22 pm May. 23, 20121
Marco Rubio will be in New York City next Thursday, May 31 for a "conversation" at the Council on Foreign Relations.
The Florida senator is thought to be high on Mitt Romney's list of potential running-mates (his name is practically the default response of the Romney campaign to questions about immigration) and is currently in the midst of raising his own national profile.
Romney and Rubio each addressed the Latino Coalition at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce in Washington today, and Romney, who took a hard line on immigration during the Republican primary, didn't mention the issue.
Rubio touched on it, but mostly accused President Obama of divisiveness and called for more bipartisanship.
A Quinnipiac poll released this morning showed Rubio giving Romney a two-point advantage in Florida if he were added to the ticket. It's a bump that could be significant in the swing state, but one the pollsters dismissed as "not statistically significant," given the survey's 2.4 percent margin of error.