American Action Network backs Rubio on immigration with cable ad

Liz Goodwin
Senior National Affairs Reporter
Yahoo! News

The center-right American Action Network super PAC is running an ad on Fox News in Florida backing Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., for drafting and voting for comprehensive immigration reform in the Senate.

Rubio has faced heat from the right for supporting the bill, which would legalize nearly 11 million immigrants in the country while vastly increasing enforcement resources at the southern border. An ABC News/Washington Post poll found that his "strongly favorable" ratings among Republicans had dropped 11 points compared with last August, while his popularity among Democrats has increased slightly.

The ad emphasizes the border security provisions of the bill. "Radar. Night vision. Even drones," the narrator intones in the background.

While the legislation passed the Senate with votes from 14 Republicans, including Rubio, it's still unclear if the Republican-led House will take up the reform baton.