Florida Senator Marco Rubio (R) is trying to move his family out of state.
As first reported by the Daily Caller, the GOP's brightest star has listed his 2,649-square-foot West Miami home for $675,000 -- money he'll use to relocate his wife and young children to Washington, D.C., if it sells.
Living in-state isn't required for members of Congress, though the alternative does tend to bruise politically (see Luger, Dick). But Rubio, who was born and raised in Miami, neatly escapes that problem, as his spokesman Alex Conant told The Daily Caller Wednesday: "If he can sell his home in Miami he would be able to afford to move his wife and kids to Washington during the school year and still own a home in Florida.”
That other home is presumably the one Rubio co-owns in Tallahassee with good friend David Rivera, the disgraced former Florida congressman currently accused of having financed a novice ringer candidate with cash under the table. The Tallahassee house was rescued from foreclosure in 2010, five years after the pair paid $135,000 to purchase it for use when serving in the Florida legislature.
But back to Miami. If Rubio gets his asking price, he'll make a nice chunk of change on the 4 bedroom, 3-and-a-half bath pool pad: records show he and wife Jeanette bought the place for $550,000 in 2005. Check out photos below, courtesy Realtor.com -- think he ever uses that trampoline?