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Marco Rubio's personal finances clash with call for fiscal discipline



For a candidate promising to put America's fiscal house in order, Marco Rubio has a tough time keeping his own house tidy, plagued by questionable spending and sloppy accounting.

On the campaign trail, Rubio likes to say "politicians don't create jobs." But politics, directly and indirectly, has comprised Rubio's sizeable income, even as he has accumulated substantial debt and saw one of his homes nearly go into foreclosure.

Florida's likely next U.S. senator has cut a complicated financial profile since he burst on the political scene more than a decade ago, fresh from law school.  (Marco Rubio's financial profile here.)

[Last modified: Thursday, October 21, 2010 9:21pm]


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