Forget it — they’re rolling.

In case you missed it, The New York Times blew the door wide open off of Marco Rubio’s finances with their latest explosive report revealing that Rubio spent “$80,000 for a luxury speedboat.” The horror. The horror!

Well, Politico — an outlet heretofore trusted by the NYT — did a little digging, and they found something interesting:

Let’s get to it, shall we?


But while Rubio did indeed spend $80,000 on a boat, the vessel in question is not the glamorous “luxury speedboat” the Times article portrayed. It is, in fact, an offshore fishing boat.

On Tuesday, Rubio spokesperson Alex Conant sent POLITICO a link to a website showing the make and model of the boat Rubio owns: an EdgeWater 245CC Deep-V Center Console. The manufacturer, Edgewater, notes that the boat is perfect for “safety-minded family boaters and avid anglers.” In a place like Miami, home to billionaires and stars who have multimillion-dollar yachts, an “$80,000 luxury boat” can seem like a contradiction.


Sooooo luxurious!

Here are a few things worth keeping in mind:

Annnnd the $80,000 exit question:

Editor’s note: This post has been updated with additional tweets.



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