Washington insiders are hinting that Sen. Marco Rubio may be hit with a huge bombshell. It could kill his presidential campaign or even be a career-ending scandal.
FITS News reports that multiple sources are telling them that the research into Rubio’s finances has turned up more than just money woes. They say that Rubio is involved with a female lobbyist in Washington, D.C. FITS was provided the web page associated with the lobbyist which they showed to a “presidential operative” in South Carolina, who confirmed that the woman was “a focus” of research by opposition campaigns.
Of course, nobody is confirming anything at this point. It’s all “allegedly” and “could be” and “declined to elaborate,” but sources say that we will know more about this in the next couple of days. One source told FITS that there is “a decent chance” that this woman’s picture will soon be all over the media. The allegations are said to be being “leaked” to “mainstream media” this week.
Of course, Jeb Bush’s team has been rumored to be behind this whole thing. There have been whispers of a “zipper problem” surrounding Rubio almost as long as he’s been in the race. This may be why Rubio is having problems with large donors. But this is nothing new according to Buzzfeed. They spoke with MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough who told them:
Everybody who runs against him says he has girlfriends, or financial problems. They throw a lot of shit at the wall. It’s the same thing from the Jeb Bush camp. They keep telling me, ‘Oh, we’ve got the thing that’s going to take him down.’ But nobody’s ever produced anything that we all haven’t read in the Tallahassee Democrat.
If this is legitimate it could ruin Marco Rubio’s presidential bid. Heck, it could ruin his entire career; look at what happened to Johnathan Edwards. With Rubio moving up in the polls, it could be a disaster. Where is Olivia Pope when you need her?
Many a political career has been ruined by similar scandals. Men like Wilbur Mills, John Ensign and Gary Hart have seen sex scandals ruin their political careers. But others — David Vitter, Mark Sanford, Bill Clinton — survived them with nary a scratch to their political lives.
This is still an allegation. But the deep research into Rubio’s financial woes may have turned up something much bigger. We shall see…
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