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Rubio brushes off 'earmark' attack from Crist, says his House budgets were leaner than gov.'s



PolitifactFloridaLogo copy Yep, Gov. Charlie Crist is still talking about those budget "earmarks" Marco Rubio tried to stick in the state budget.

The topic came up again at Wednesday's ABC News U.S. Senate debate. But this time, Rubio was able to fight back.

"The fact is that the years that I was speaker, the Florida House consistently offered leaner budgets than the governor offered. Leaner budgets than the Senate offered. If you-- if you wanted a leaner budget, you should have lined up behind our budget. Our budget was even leaner than yours."

PolitiFact Florida checks Rubio's budget claim.


[Last modified: Wednesday, October 13, 2010 5:45am]


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