Want a surefire sign that Florida Republican Senate contender Marco Rubio is already a major force in Republican politics? Check out how many media outlets have requested credentials for his election night party.
The Miami Herald's Beth Reinhard reports that 232 outlets want to come to Rubio's election night bash, which will be held at the Biltmore Hotel in Coral Gables, Fla.
Among them: NBC, ABC, FOX, CNN, the BBC, Univision, NPR, Al Arabiya and 75 members of the foreign press. And surely there will be some chatter from those outlets that he could be on the 2012 presidential ticket...