The tea party backlash against Sen. Marco Rubio for his stance on immigration has been covered to death. And the backlash might be, in fact, dying as the issue fades amid debates about Syria, Obamacare and the federal budget.
At the same time the conservative rage began subsiding, Rubio's media team lined up at least two mainstream-media news pieces that money couldn't buy.
The first dropped this weekend in PARADE, a newspaper insert read by an estimated 63 million Americans, making it the most-widely read magazine in the country.
"At Home with Marco Rubio's Modern Family," said the headline of the piece replete with Norman Rockwell-meets-Miami photos of the telegenic Rubios, a video package and personality-based reporting.