Politics

Marco Rubio quite the porker documents show, to the tune of $250 million

AJ Contributor

Republican U.S. Senate front-runner Marco Rubio brags on his Web site that he didn’t officially request budget pork in his last four years as a leader in the Florida House.

But during Rubio’s eight years in office — including the final two when he was House speaker — he unofficially helped push loads of hometown spending: $250 million, according to a Times/Herald analysis of little-known budget documents.

Full story: Rubio’s campaign image belies history of $250 million in pork requests – St. Petersburg Times