Under fire from his presidential rivals and their deep-pocketed Republican allies, businessman Donald Trump is pushing back in a new television ad casting Sen. Marco Rubio as a “corrupt” public official.
“Corrupt Marco Rubio has spent years defrauding the people of Florida,” the narrator says in the minute-long ad that started running in Florida.
Florida holds a March 15 winner-take-all primary that could make or break Mr. Rubio’s campaign and is widely viewed as one of the GOP’s final chances of stopping Mr. Trump from winning the party’s presidential nomination.
The ad claims Mr. Rubio changed positions on a bill after walking away with a profit of $200,000 from the sale of a house to the mother of a lobbyist pushing the proposal, and says he used a state GOP credit card to pay for paving his driveway and “live it up in Las Vegas.”
“On top of it all, Rubio has been a total no-show in the U.S. Senate, with the worst voting record of all,” the ad says. “Marco Rubio, another corrupt, all-talk, no-action politician.”