TIME Influential: Marco Rubio

Marco Rubio

The bilingual Senator may not be loved by all, but there’s no doubt that the Cuban American politician proves the influential power that second generation Latinos have in this country. The 40-year-old may be Mitt Romney’s pick for Vice President and could be the key to landing him the Latino vote. As the Time article states, “Watching him operate in D.C. is refreshing as he continually seeks common ground with Democrats on issues like job growth and immigration without violating principle.” No matter which political side you stand on, the 40-year-old is making history.

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Miranda Noland,

Miranda Noland is the Senior Photo Editor for Latina.com. She handles all the photo needs for the site and occasionally writes a thing or two. Growing up in a small town in Missouri, she collected (and hoarded) magazines and dreamed of working at one someday. She studied art and design at Drury University and moved to New York City after graduating. She loves being an aunt to her two nephews and has recently moved to be closer to them. She's a pop culture junkie who watches way too much television, and she still hoards magazines.