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March 22, 2010


Rubio Aide Charged Thousands to GOP Credit Card

"Days before he was sworn in as speaker of the Florida House, Marco Rubio (R) and his top deputies hopped on a charter plane to Washington, checked into a $600-a-night hotel hosting a Republican Party conference and hired a chauffeur to squire them around the city," the St. Petersburg Times reports.

"The costs were charged to the state party-issued credit card belonging to Rubio's chief of staff, Richard Corcoran, a Republican operative who had recently been transferred to the state payroll. During the five months of his $175,000-a-year job in Rubio's office, Corcoran continued spending tens of thousands of dollars in party donations for a slew of expenses, including dinners with his boss, personalized chairs for Republican leaders and $4,600 for electronics."

Last month, Rubio was also found to have used his Republican party credit card for personal expenses.














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