Rubio camp says it's raised $100,000 after NY Times articles

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    Jun 10, 2015 3:51 PM GMT
    Sen. Marco Rubio's presidential campaign says it's raised $100,000 off recent articles in The New York Times critiquing his driving record and personal finances.

    The Times ran a report Tuesday on the Rubios' financial struggles, including the Florida Republican senator's difficulty paying off his student debt. This followed a report last week showing the Rubios got 17 traffic tickets over two decades -- the senator personally had four.

    The traffic ticket story in particular was widely mocked online, and the Rubio camp used both to fundraise.

    A campaign source told Fox News that Rubio's team has raised $100,000 in the last five days off the articles.

    One fundraising email sent Tuesday used the latest report to highlight the differences between his financial background and that of Bill and Hillary Clinton, the Democratic front-runner.

    "As I have said many times, I am not poor, but I'm not rich either. It's true, I didn't make over $11 million last year giving speeches to special interests. And we don't have a family foundation that has raised $2 billion from Wall Street and foreign interests," Rubio said

    http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2015/06/10/rubio-camp-says-it-raised-100g-after-nyt-articles/
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    Jun 10, 2015 5:02 PM GMT
    All the NY Times articles indicate the desperation in the Hillary camp. The comparison is stark - a has-been, incompetent crook versus someone fresh who appeals to minority voters.

    Someone people can relate to:

    "As I have said many times, I am not poor, but I'm not rich either. It's true, I didn't make over $11 million last year giving speeches to special interests. And we don't have a family foundation that has raised $2 billion from Wall Street and foreign interests," Rubio said

    What they are succeeding doing is helping Rubio.
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    Jun 10, 2015 5:33 PM GMT



    I'd say Rubio aimed real well with that sharp retort.

  • Svnw688

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    Jun 10, 2015 6:16 PM GMT
    Wow, a whole 100K? He's sure in high cotton now.

    At any rate, I don't really see this helping or hurting him. For every poor person who can identify with debt and every speeder who identifies with repeated speeding tickets, there's someone turned off by the poor financial choices (he purchased a 80K luxury boat while 180K in debt already).

    It's a wash. And Rubio is seriously bad with money. Purchasing a luxury item while in serious debt? Idiotic if you ask me. Going into debt for school is excellent, a great investment in human potential. Going into debt for a luxury boat, which depreciates more than an automobile, with upkeep costs in the thousands per month, I'd say that's a horrible idea.
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    Jun 10, 2015 7:10 PM GMT
    Svnw688 saidWow, a whole 100K? He's sure in high cotton now.

    At any rate, I don't really see this helping or hurting him. For every poor person who can identify with debt and every speeder who identifies with repeated speeding tickets, there's someone turned off by the poor financial choices (he purchased a 80K luxury boat while 180K in debt already).

    It's a wash. And Rubio is seriously bad with money. Purchasing a luxury item while in serious debt? Idiotic if you ask me. Going into debt for school is excellent, a great investment in human potential. Going into debt for a luxury boat, which depreciates more than an automobile, with upkeep costs in the thousands per month, I'd say that's a horrible idea.

    Pure nonsense. He bought the $80K boat out of the $800K book advance. So he didn't go into debt for that. There goes your whole argument.

    And the nonsense about Rubio being bad with money is a pathetic attempt to deflect away from Hillary the crook's finances. It won't wash outside the far extremist left.

    Look forward to a Hillary / Rubio debate. While remaining polite, he would wash the floor with her.
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    Jun 10, 2015 8:21 PM GMT
    Yes, because his international experience is so self-evident. He probably doesn't even know the name of dozens of countries. Remember when Republican Presidential primary candidate Herman Cain said "Uzbekistan,stan, stan, I don't know or care about any of those countries." Rubio is likely only a step above that.

    We'll see who is mopping with whom when the debate question turns to ANY international conflict not centering on the Israel/Palestinian conflict.
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    Jun 10, 2015 8:43 PM GMT
    Svnw688 saidYes, because his international experience is so self-evident. He probably doesn't even know the name of dozens of countries. Remember when Republican Presidential primary candidate Herman Cain said "Uzbekistan,stan, stan, I don't know or care about any of those countries." Rubio is likely only a step above that.

    We'll see who is mopping with whom when the debate question turns to ANY international conflict not centering on the Israel/Palestinian conflict.

    Hillary's run at State was a string of complete failures: Russia, Egypt, Libya, Syria, Israel, China - the list goes on. Complete incompetent in addition to being a crook.
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    Jun 10, 2015 9:12 PM GMT
    But here's Svnw's perspective on spending if you're a state headed towards bankruptcy from overspending, waste, fraud, incompetence and fraud...

    The only difference I can see is there are separate standards for what's "good judgment" depending on whether you're spending your own money of everyone elses.

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    Jun 11, 2015 1:12 AM GMT
    From the NY Times subscription salesman thread that I don't care to contribute to:

    southbeach1500 said
    KissTheSky saidRubio obviously has a history of badly mismanaging his finances.
    Most of it is reckless foolishness like buying $80,000 boats instead of paying off his sizable personal loans. But other aspects are borderline criminal, like using campaign funds for home remodeling. (Yes, people go to jail for this kind of thing.)
    And this is the kind of person we want to put in charge of the budget for the entire U.S. government? icon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gif


    You are the PERFECT illustration of how a typical New York Times reader "thinks."

    Putting "think" in quotes is appropriate because they don't think. They are sheep.

    Rubio bought the boat for $80,000 out of a book advance payment of $800,000 he received. His personal loans are a student loan and a mortgage. There is no evidence that he is not meeting the obligations of those loans. In fact, it has been reported that he used part of the book advance to pay off the student loan. So KissTheSky saying "borderline criminal" is moronic. But not surprising.

    If the extreme radical left makes the point that no one with an outstanding student loan or a mortgage should buy a luxury item, they will paint themselves so far outside the mainstream of the population as to be come the laughing stock they are.

    These are the same morons who try to defend all the financial shenanigans of Hillary Rodham Clinton.
  • creature

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    Jun 11, 2015 1:25 AM GMT
    Aww, how cute. Rubio is criticizing the Clinton Foundations for its receipt of Wall Street money, while he has courted Wall Street money for his campaigns, and will likely do so in the future.

    http://www.politico.com/story/2013/02/marco-rubio-courts-wall-street-88144.html

    Mitt Romney raised significant amounts of money, too. And we all know where he ended up -- celebrity boxing.
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    Jun 11, 2015 1:34 AM GMT
    southbeach1500 said
    creature saidAww, how cute. Rubio is criticizing the Clinton Foundations for its receipt of Wall Street money, while he has courted Wall Street money for his campaigns, and will likely do so in the future.

    http://www.politico.com/story/2013/02/marco-rubio-courts-wall-street-88144.html

    Mitt Romney raised significant amounts of money, too. And we all know where he ended up -- celebrity boxing.


    I believe the Clintons have sources of hundreds of millions of dollars besides Wall Street. Sources that Mr. Rubio does not avail himself of.


    That may be, but my remark was about Rubio and Wall Street.