Florida Sen. Marco Rubio is selling his house in the Miami neighborhood he touted when he delivered the official GOP rebuttal to President Barack Obama's State of the Union speech.
"Mr. President, I still live in the same working-class neighborhood I grew up in," Rubio said Tuesday night. "My neighbors aren't millionaires. They're retirees who depend on Social Security and Medicare."
But the possible 2016 presidential contender may not be living there for long. He put his 4-bedroom, 3.5-bathroom home on the market for $675,000 back in November, Politico reports.
Rubio's spokesman Alex Conant confirmed the house was for sale and told Reuters, "He'd like to move his family to D.C. since he's got young kids, but nothing is finalized."
@Neo_NtheMatrix I forget who it was here I had a discussion with about how Rubio was vetted here in FL during the Senate race. He had the good sense to stick with version 3 life story, the final one of the senate race, his parents moved here for a better life.(V1 and V2 had them escaping tyrannical Cuba is fear of their lives) Working class neighborhood???$675,000 price sounds like no working class I know of in Miami.
I agree with you, but obviously even selling your personal residence has become partisan by looking at these posts. So sad! A majority of the folks posting on this site are so partisan that I find it sickening. It is like two rafts that are headed for the falls, one is pointing and blaming the other for their situation..meanwhile they both go over the cliff.
For a real news story. Did you hear about Columbia professor Lamont Hill and his comments glorifying a black killer? BTW, Lamont Hill is a big time Obama supporter. Check back often for more real news.
If you are going to pretend to have your own news agency, you should really get your own website, then learn what "real news" is. By the way, Charles Manson says President Barack Obama is "a slave of Wall Street", which is every bit as irrelevant as what Lamont Hill says about Obama. Real news does not include guilt by innuendo.
I tend to agree that this is a bit of a 'non-story'. OTOH, had it been determined that the Obamas were selling their house in Chicago - the one that *he* mentioned in his State of the Union speech - the right and the Obama-haters would be all over it...
Pretty much my thoughts on it. Party politics. Right wingers quick to defend, left wingers quick to attack, and had the tables been turned, the opposite would be true. Though it does make it easy to spot the two when stories like this come out.
@thatgirl More than that, I'd like to know who's buying it.
We've had a spate of pols here in the sunshine state who took their gratuities in the form of homes sold for multiples of their true value, bought by mysteriously generous buyers who happen to have a connection to someone who wanted favors.
Well, he's not a conservative, but Dr. Carson is definitely in their gun sights, stay tuned, there are sure to be a few women who he dissed, made abort a love child, raped, made offensive remarks to, stalked, loved and left who will come out of the woodwork with Gloria Allred by their side with lurid stories to tell. None of them provable, each of them with fresh cash in the bank and all of them will be totally embraced by the MSM in the hope that that wonderful man's character is so assassinated that he won't be able to be a voice of reason. Wait and see.
@Tralee I am sure Dr. Carson is being investigated as we speak in case he decides to run for office, or advocate for something, or support someone. I wonder how long it will take for the decent majority to become sick of this hate fest.
@Realthinker Not soon enough, I thought the decent majority would not vote for Obama, that shows just how out of the loop I was. I really can't explain how he could have possibly won, the economy is in the tank, jobs are in the tank, there is nothing good coming and he still got elected? I have to guess that the general voting public is just stupid, the low information voter that so many have been talking about, the low information voter who only gets there information from the Daily Show. Well, stupid is as stupid does, they will eventually realize what they voted for, with my luck lately, it will be along the line of a day late and a dollar short. Too late to correct the damage.
He'd like to move his family to D.C. since he's got young kids"Wow,what kind of father would want his children to live in that cesspool,675,000 dollar home in this economy,he must be making enough income to be a democrat incumbent
Well he did not technically lie but he deliberately misrepesented his intentions, and that is likely a characteristic of deception he will possess throughout his life that will always make him untrustworthy..
What's the problem, other than the MSM is looking for ways to denigrate and marginalize Rubio? He said he still lives etc. etc., he DOES, he has a reasonable reason for moving and all this is just more of the attempted smear campaign by the Dems. because Rubio is looking to be a strong contender. This is just more of the same, they demonized a perfectly nice and decent person in Romney, Character assassination is a specialty of the democrat party. Can run on ideas so do a smear campaign.
If you Democrats ever hold your Liberal politicians accountable for crucifying their opponents for things so trivial as grabbing a bottle of water during his speech, I will be amazed. How pathetic and childish and petty can you people be? This has been text book Democrat politics for decades now with the help of the left wing media. Attack attack attack because you never have a successful record to stand on. Only an ideology that is swelling our welfare roles and bankrupting America.
I love how these GOP idiots try to play the humble martyr. " I came from nothing and still live amongst the common folk, because I'm real, and I understand them and shouldn't you all just love me because I am so honest and humble?" I know of this black man who was raised by a single mom, came from no money, and became president and got re-elected, and HE didn't need a drink of water every 10 minutes when he spoke live to a room full of important people.