Miami Herald Reports: Marco Rubio’s 2010 Senate campaign committee agreed to pay an $8,000 fine as part of a settlement with the Federal Election Commission for violating campaign finance laws in connection with more than $210,000 in contributions.
The settlement with Marco Rubio for U.S. Senate and its treasurer Keith A. Davis was reached March 19 and reported on FEC’s website on Friday. It comes at a time when Rubio is frequently mentioned as Mitt Romney’s potential vice-presidential running mate.
The FEC actions are considered civil infractions and centered around contributions made when Rubio’s campaign was swamped with donations from across the nation as he rocketed to political stardom in 2010. He defeated Charlie Crist in the GOP primary, and then beat Crist — who ran as an independent — and Democrat Kendrick Meek in November 2010.