|Published:||Jul 27, 2012 2:49 PM EDT|
|Updated:||Jul 27, 2012 2:49 PM EDT|
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - The Florida Ethics Commission has dismissed a complaint against Florida Sen. Marco Rubio.
Rubio's office said it was notified by the commission that the complaint was dropped Friday. The complaint was filed by a Democratic political donor during Rubio's 2010 Senate campaign.
The complaint alleged Rubio misspent political contributions and used his influence as a then House speaker to obtain jobs at a hospital and a university. Rubio said the complaint was baseless. It sat without action for more than two years until Rubio pushed the commission to address it so opponents could not claim he was under investigation.
Rubio spokesman Alex Burgos called the complaint "politically motivated and frivolous" and said the senator Rubio was pleased that the commission dismissed it.
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