(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."
Why is this news- especially a day-long lead story?
I think he cared more about the possibale law breaking than the grooming. The grooming idea was just kind of funny.
Republicans really are stupid, aren't they?
Marco Rubio has run the biggest con campaign in FLORIDA.
Don't people know he was a registered LOBBYIST?
He was represented by Florida Sugar Industry?
He had one of the biggest spending surges as Florida House Speaker?
STOP FOLLOWING THE HEARD!!!
The person that started this rumor should be struck down. Way too much information, now I can't get the image of some hairy backed politician out of my mind. TMI
Does it drive anyone else crazy that Rubio is hitting Crist over his support of the stimulus bill? Almost any economist you talk to will tell you the stimulus is having a good impact on the economy. You can google the information if you don't know what I'm talking about. And does it drive anyone else crazy that all Republicans do is bend the truth and lie and yet they're still a viable party in this country? I just don't get it.
Rubio is just another right wing prostitician. Right Wingers are such hypocrites. At least John Edwards used his own money.
Making up things and majoring in the stuff that doesn't matter is what the party of fear and lies does best. Isn't trying to smear someone with lies a longstanding part of their strategy? Do or say, "Anything for power"! Disgusting.
What a stupid story. The repos can't seem to even work togeather let alone with the other party. They spend most of their time back stabbing each other and worring about getting reelected. So of course they don't have time for the American public or our concerns.
Oh, for crying out loud!
This foolishness is not about a credit card, but about trying to smear Rubio because he had, or might have had, a back wax.
So what if he had a back wax? He's a young man living in a state bordered almost completely by beaches, and you only live once, in my religion. Lighten up.
Are they trying to say something about Rubio that I don't think is true?
Rubio should be ashamed for aligning himself with the anti-immigrant GOP!!
Mark Palin Rubio paid off those charges when he got caught!
What is it about the republican way you people don t understand?
YOU still spent $134 and in reality – you should have only come out with a haircut!!!
what could be more fun than watching two Republicans go at each an try to tear each other down? At the moment not too much that I can thnk of and it's going to get even MORE fun when these guys throw their hats in the ring in 2012 seeking the GOP nomination. You think they are all nicey kissy with Sarah Palin right now? They won't be in 2012 if she tries for the GOP nomination and the other hopefuls are after it too. It'll be Clinton/Obama all over again.
Such a non-issue.But,of course,CNN has it`s bias,and Marco Rubio IS a Republican...go figure.
This is all you got, Charlie? What ever happened to debating the issues? Charlie sounds more like a Chicago Democrat than a Florida Republican.
However Rubio is involved in the Sansom scandal in Florida. Rubio says Sansom, who was indicted for routing $35 million dollars to a Florida college... without permission. Rubio maintains that Sansom "is one of the best people I have ever interacted with in the legislative process" ... after personally selecting Sansom as the person responsible for the state budget when Rubio was the speaker.
Slimy? Corrupt? Not a good judge of character? Not paying attention to details? None of the above is a recommendation for an elected official!
Republicans in Florida need to wise up about this guy Rubio. They don't know him and letting the crazies in the tea party could lead to the first time in years where the Florida Sneate seats both go to democrats.
Back waxing, whether charged to the Party or paid for with personal funds, should disqualify any Republican from a GOP primary. God made body hair and God makes beautiful things. To remove one's body hair thru wax clearly shows hatred for God's creation. If Rubio hates God that much, who knows what he would do once in the Senate. We need a Christian Party in this country as God-fearing evangelicals like myself have no one to represent us - and ban those salons and jail those eveil persons who remove body hair. God said so.
Grow up, Americans!!
Don't you all, so call politicans, have more important things to do for your states than playing/talking like pre-school kids???/
Yeah right the GOP should be in charge again. If you believe that I have some swampland for sale..............
I can see the headlines now "Back Wax-gate: Does he or doesn't he wax his hairy back?"
Actually Jack Daniels and duct tape is the manly way to get rid of that unsightly back hair.
Lets see the recites. then we can believe him. but what was he doing buying gifts with other peoples money. if it looks like a skunk and smells like a skunk it has got to be a skunk.