Florida Senator Marco Rubio on the rack over secrets of the party credit card he used to fund a family reunion.
Marco Rubio effectively swatted down questions about his personal finances during last week's presidential debate, arguing that the charges against him were old and 'discredited.'
His bookkeeping is now the subject of a new review, though, and last night the Tampa Bay Times revived details of the alleged mismanagement of a Republican Party of Florida credit card in his name when he was speaker of the Florida House.
In one instance he put a $10,000 family reunion on the card - a mistake he attributes to his travel agent. He admitted in his 2012 book to inadvertently paying his pavers with the card. Other expenses were more minute and included a $10.50 movie ticket.
Rubio says he paid for all his personal expenses but has not, to this point, provided documentation of that.
His campaign told the Tampa Bay Times he'd release those records in the near future, possibly before the end of the month.
The Tampa Bay Times says he spent $110,000 on the card and paid $16,052 out of pocket from 2007 - 2008 before he ran for the U.S. Senate.
After Rubio was elected to federal office in 2010 he acknowledged that he double-charged eight plane tickets to taxpayers in his accounting and also to the party. The Florida senator said it was an accident and he would write a check to the party for the flights, valued at $2,400.
Tampa-based GOP operative Chris Ingram told the Times that Rubio disclosed paying for the flooring in his Miami home with the card, too.
In an appearance on Good Morning America, Rubio said claims of misconduct outlined in the newspaper are not 'accurate' and said he could prove it.
'As we've said, we'll release those soon,' he said of the records.