Marco Rubio Had an Affair, Mistress Comes Forward-Reported as Fiction!
Summary of eRumor:
Marco Rubio had an affair with a Washington D.C. lobbyist who has come forward with details.
There’s no credible proof that Marco Rubio had an affair with a D.C. lobbyist, so we’re reporting this one as fiction.
The rumor appears to have started when a blog site called FitsNews.com filed a report headlined, “Sources: Marco Rubio ‘Mistress Bomb’ About to Detonate.” The report cited “multiple” unnamed sources who said the mistress was identified by “researchers during a deep dive into Rubio’s disastrous finances.” The report continued:
“There is a decent chance you are about to see this picture all over the place,” one of our sources said, directing us to the corporate webpage of a female Washington, D.C. lobbyist.
Details of the forthcoming scandal are not yet clear, although the allegation involving Rubio and the female lobbyist is reportedly being leaked to “multiple mainstream media outlets” this week.
FITS showed the webpage we were provided to a presidential operative in early-voting South Carolina. This operative – who has worked on more than one presidential campaign during the current election cycle – confirmed that the woman on the webpage was “a focus” of opposition research against Rubio, however they declined to elaborate on what was uncovered.
Then, on December 16, conservative commentator Alex Jones delved into the story at his Info Wars website. The report cited “rumors” that Rubio had had an affair, but, again, it provided no proof or evidence of those rumors being true.
Unverified “rumors” surrounding Marco Rubio aren’t necessarily new, either. Back in 2013, Gawker followed up on a rumor that Rubio had an affair with a Tallahassee lobbyist, and another rumor that he had fathered two children by “a woman other than his wife.” That reporter concluded that both were nothing more than rumors.
The most recent (unverified and unproven) claim that Marco Rubio had an affair with a D.C. lobbyist emerged in the thick of the race for the 2016 GOP presidential nomination in December 2015. Again, there’s no credible evidence to support it.