For Marco Rubio, it’s a wonderful life

What do you do when you find that you don’t have enough dough to pay your car note? If you answered “park my ride around the corner so the repo man can’t find it,” you must not be Marco Rubio.

See, when El Unico can’t pay his car note? He just puts it on the party Amex, and bills it to the suckers … I mean, the “donors.” Thanks, suckers! From the Herald:

Between 2000 and 2006, he shelled out about $676,451 for political consulting, television advertising and other routine campaign costs. He reimbursed himself about $11,436 for equipment, travel and meals. That’s also routine.

But one payment stands out: a $1,485.55 check cut on June 12, 2002, to “Marco Rubio Bank of America Auto Finance Corp.” for “auto expense,” according to public records. Rubio was leasing a 1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee at the time from the bank, said a top advisor to his Senate campaign, Todd Harris.

Harris said Rubio was owed the money for mileage racked up during 11 months while campaigning for reelection in the central Miami-Dade district, though he didn’t face an opponent. He said Rubio drove 4,070 miles, which at the Internal Revenue Service’s reimbursement rate of 36.5 cents per mile, came to exactly $1485.55.

Harris did not say why the check was made out to the bank instead of to the candidate himself. (Full story here.)

If you answered “because the bank’s the one that sends the repo man,” you must not be Marco Rubio…

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