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Crist: Rubio and Sansom = mentor and mentee

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Today's press release from Crist (who was joined on that expensive trade mission to Europe by Ray Sansom and Melanie Phister):  The Charlie Crist for U.S. Senate campaign today responded to a St. Petersburg Times story outlining Marco Rubio’s hand-picked budget chief and successor, former Speaker Ray Sansom’s, abuse of Republican Party money through the use of his aide’s party credit card.

“It’s clear that, as one of Rubio’s ‘12 disciples,’ Ray Sansom learned how to work the system directly from his mentor – Marco Rubio,” said Communications Director Andrea Saul. “Whether spending other people’s money for personal perks or siphoning funds to a college only to then be paid back with an unadvertised job, Rubio showed Sansom firsthand how it was done.”

The Facts:

  • First: Speaker Rubio charged personal expenses to the Republican Party, on his and others’ credit cards (who could forget the family reunion …)
    • Following: Speaker Sansom charged personal expenses to the Republican Party, on his and others’ credit cards
  • First: Speaker Rubio earmarked millions to a college and then took an unadvertised job at the college
    • Following: Speaker Sansom earmarked millions to a college and then took an unadvertised job at the college

“With Speaker Rubio, it’s not just what we know,” concluded Saul, “It’s what we don’t know.”

[Last modified: Thursday, September 9, 2010 12:27pm]

    

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