January 26, 2012


Why Rubio Won't Be VP Pick

Reuters reports that while Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) might check a lot of boxes for the Republican Vice President nomination -- "telegenic, Hispanic and a fiscal conservative who has been embraced by the Tea Party" -- his financial troubles could be problematic in the vetting process.

"In 2008, despite earning a declared $400,000 -- including his $300,000 salary from the Miami law firm Broad and Cassel -- Rubio failed to pay down the principal on his home for several months, according to Florida campaign finance disclosures. During the same period he did not make payments on a $100,000-plus student loan from his days at the University of Miami, the disclosures said... Rubio's handling of his personal finances contrasts sharply with the image of him on his Senate website, which highlights Rubio's efforts to prevent Washington from 'piling up debt.'"










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