Rubio attempting to sell Miami home, move family to DC

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      Alex Pappas

      Alex Pappas is a Washington D.C.-based political reporter for The Daily Caller. He has also written for The Washington Examiner and the Mobile Press-Register. Pappas is a graduate of The University of the South in Sewanee, Tenn., where he was editor-in-chief of The Sewanee Purple. While in college, he did internships at NBC's Meet the Press and the White House. He grew up in Mobile, Ala., where he graduated from St. Paul's Episcopal School. He and his wife live on Capitol Hill.

Sen. Marco Rubio wants to sell his Miami home and move his family to Washington, D.C.

After two years of only seeing his wife and children on the weekends while the Senate was in session, the Florida senator has decided he wants to move his family to D.C. during the school year if he can.

“Senator Rubio has four young children he is away from during the week,” spokesman Alex Conant explained to The Daily Caller on Wednesday.

It’s a decision many lawmakers with families face after being elected: do you keep your children in schools back home, or do you find one for them in Washington where you can spend more time with them?

Rubio’s office discussed the Republican senator’s plans for his family after TheDC inquired about real estate listings showing Rubio’s West Miami 4 bedroom, 2,649 square foot home for sale for $675,000.

“If he can sell his home in Miami he would be able to afford to move his wife and kids to Washington during the school year and still own a home in Florida,” Conant explained.

Rubio has spoken before about the struggles of being away from his family for extended periods of time. In June, he said he opted against attending an exclusive campaign retreat with Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney because he wanted to see his children.

“I had a choice to make,” he said then. “And I chose my kids.”

Charles C. Johnson contributed reporting.

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