March 9th, 2010
09:11 PM ET
4 years ago

No back wax for Rubio

A spokesman for Marco Rubio says the Senate hopeful, pictured, never charged a back wax to his Republican Party of Florida credit card.
A spokesman for Marco Rubio says the Senate hopeful, pictured, never charged a back wax to his Republican Party of Florida credit card.

(CNN) - Florida Senate hopeful Marco Rubio never charged a back wax to his Republican Party of Florida credit card, his campaign spokesman told CNN Tuesday, rebutting Gov. Charlie Crist's curious allegation about his Republican primary rival's grooming habits.

So what exactly did Rubio put on his tab during his $134 visit to an upscale Miami salon when he was Florida House speaker?

Rubio's spokesman Alex Burgos has the details:

"Marco paid $20 for a haircut with a razor on the neck, and he bought some items that went into a silent auction, including gift certificates," he said.

Burgos said the salon in question, Churchill's Barber Shop, sells "travel kits and other gift sets that people usually buy around the holidays as gifts."

After details leaked last month about thousands of dollars worth of questionable charges on his party-issued credit card, Rubio said he paid off the personal charges – including his salon visit – with his own money.

As for the back wax claim: "Charlie Crist's obsession with making up things about other people's grooming habits is bizarre for anyone, especially the sitting governor of Florida," Burgos said.

"It's also a shame he cares more about what's in Marco's personal bills than what's in the stimulus bill he supported."


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  1. ThinkAgain

    He probably had a mani-pedi and just doesn't want to admit it :)

    March 10, 2010 01:31 am at 1:31 am |
  2. Albert R. K. . L.A., CA

    This kid has no real-word work-experience or life-experiences. He went to school and soon thereafter sold himself to the public as being able to represent them and has been in poltics ever since. In Alaska they have Sarah Palin who also has no real substance to tell why she should ever have been elected for office. Voters should ask themselves, "How does this person "represent" me? What do they know about my life and what I need? Too many people in politics get elected because of the smile they offer rather than sunstance and real-life experences. The older I get I really have to wonder what makes some of these kids, who are fresh out of law school, think they are leaders. Law school is not that big of a deal! They really need to get over themselves, but more importent than that, the voters need to respect themselves more and vote for people who know what their life is about from having lived it and "worked" their way up. We do not need the kind of person who spends so much of other peoples money on what they want and when they get called on it try to make it sound like they did for someone else (it was a gift). From my life-erperences I have learned to stay away from that kind of person, and believe me. there are many of them in law school.

    March 10, 2010 01:43 am at 1:43 am |
  3. Really?

    This is news? Really? Shouldn't they be trying to fix health care or something? Instead of this crap...

    March 10, 2010 02:09 am at 2:09 am |
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