"Just what is going on here between" Marco Rubio & healthcare lobbyist Amber Stoner?



I received a fascinating e-mail last night. It's from a political insider who asked to remain anonymous. This person had a few questions for candidate for U.S. Senate, Marco Rubio, and his  aide (and lobbyist) Amber Stoner.

I have previously posted about the investigations of Marco Rubio. All our Rubio posts can be found here.

Now, per another source who lives in Florida, there are ethics rules that cover lobbyists who work for candidates. She says they shouldn't.  But that wasn't what this e-mail was about:

Who IS this Amber Stoner? Why would Rubio have a healthcare lobbyist's travel on his credit charges? And why do the two of them seem to show up in the same place (some resort towns) the same day or within a day or two of each other? Can Rubio explain why she travels for him? with him? There are 17 trips by this Amber Stoner on Rubio's credit charges within this database which is not complete, and to get ALL his credit card records would require a court order but I'll bet if someone got that court order they would find more entries of Ms. Stoner's travels. Just what is going on here between Rubio and Stoner? Is this appropriate for the "Family Values" Tea Party candidate?

Of course I can't answer those questions. All I can do is provide you with a few random screen grabs of samples from the very public, accessible database of Rubio's credit card records:

It seems that my sources aren't the only ones who are curious. Someone else is asking about Ms. Stoner's association with Rubio. On Twitter, the profile called MIAPolitics tweeted:

RT @MIAPolitics: So what was Amber Stoner contributing to be named the "100 Ideas ... How will RPOF expalin Amber stoner on Marco Rubio 's Rpof Credit card

There were more retweets wondering the same thing. Apparently voters, and insiders, are asking for answers, but will they get them?

  • Lmaris

    Who says he's not. She could be his beard.

  • HarborGuy


  • I've heard that, Anon, thanks!

  • Anon

    I have always felt there was something sleazy about this person.
    On a non related subject - it seems like something is brewing in relation to the story from Arizona about the sherrif's deputy who was said to have been shot by a mexican drug smuggler. The story seems to be unravelling!

  • BellPeppery

    Interesting. I was about 80% sure Rubio was batting for the other team.

  • HarborGuy

    ...as I keep yapping.

    To the RushThugs and T.HaterBaggers...as long as there is an "R" next to the name...none of this matters. Liars, cheaters, theives, crooks, thugs, felons...doesn't matter to them as long as the "R" is next to the name.

    If he's "doing" The Stoner...the RushThug types will giggle and snicker and say "...well, he's just being a guy..."

    If it was a Dem...the RushThugs would HOWLLLLLLLL at the sun and moon, 24/7.

    Double standard...hypocrisy...thy name is "R".