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Sansom used Rubio to justify money grab

Why did Ray Sansom go after a $6 million airport building that would ruin his political career?

Marco Rubio. Or so Sansom says.

The detail is one of many that could have come out had Sansom not resigned from the House on Sunday, hours before the House was to put him on trial for allegedly violating House ethics rules.

As his legal problems mounted last year, Sansom told House communications director Jill Chamberlin that while he served as the House budget writer, then-House Speaker Rubio called him and said the Senate had more school construction money in its budget.

Rubio, Sansom said, told him to "even it out." (full story here)

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