However, pundits and investigative journalists suggest that Florida Republican Party officials may have picked up the tab for a few questionable expenses. While Rubio's American Express records contain no illicit charges, a handful of line items have raised red flags. For instance, a $1,000 car repair bill and nearly $3,000 in car rental fees were paid for with party funds. Rubio claims that party officials offered to cover some expenses after his personal vehicle was damaged at a political event. The incident recalls recent controversies in Illinois and Michigan where public officials made questionable purchases with state or party credit cards.
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