Marco Rubio Time Magazine Cover Sparks Reaction From GOP Senator

02/07/2013 10:49 am ET | Updated Feb 07, 2013

Time Magazine released the cover of its Feb. 18 issue on Thursday, featuring an image of Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) with the phrase "The Republican Savior."

Rubio, who is Catholic, denounced the "savior" label in a tweet:

Time Magazine named Rubio the "new voice of the GOP" in a piece titled "Immigrant Son." The article weighs in on Rubio's Cuban heritage and influence on the recent bipartisan immigration reform.

The recent bipartisan effort to address issues regarding undocumented immigrants' pathway to citizenship received attention after several leading conservatives, including Rubio, pushed for immigration reform.

Below, the Time Magazine cover featuring Rubio:

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