Marco Rubio disclosed on Saturday the personal expenses he made on a Republican Party of Florida American Express card from 2005-06, two years of spending that had not been made public when he ran for U.S. Senate in 2010.
Here are the expenses, according to a statement from his campaign:
Las Vegas Trip: There were two personal charges on this trip – one for hotel, the other for car rental. Rubio was in Nevada for political business and extended his trip for personal reasons, given that he has relatives living there. He paid American Express directly for his portion of the charges he incurred on the trip. These charges were made during the billing period that closed on August 16, 2005, and paid by Rubio during the following billing period.
Rubio paid $1,745.00 in the following billing period while the RPOF paid the $3,343.58 for days he stayed at the same hotel for party business.
Iberia Tiles: The largest charge from the previously unreleased statements was a charge of $3,756.24 made on October 16, 2005. A personal payment for this full amount was made the following month by Rubio to American Express on November 15, 2005. Rubio has already written about this charge in 2012. This charge was made during the billing period that closed on October 16, 2005 and paid by Rubio during the following billing period.
Rubio paid $3,756.24 to cover the expense in the next billing period.
Braman Honda: There were two personal charges to Braman Honda, a full service auto dealership and repair shop near Rubio’s West Miami home. The first was in the amount of $500 on May 12, 2006; a personal payment was made in this exact amount to American Express within weeks on June 3, 2006. A second charge of $99.45 was made on May 19, 2006 and paid soon thereafter as well.
Hoop It-Kick It-Let: On December 7, 2005 Rubio charged $180 to this children’s sports activity center; the following month, a personal payment for this full amount was made by Rubio to American Express on January 14, 2006