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Marco Rubio campaign disputes foreclosure

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Marco Rubio is facing foreclosure on a home he jointly owns in Tallahassee, according to court documents obtained by POLITICO, though his campaign insists the issue has been resolved.

The lawsuit, filed by Deutsche Bank in Leon County this week, lists Rubio and U.S. House candidate David Rivera as co-owners.

A Rubio campaign spokesman said the issue had been resolved after the two co-owners wrote a check for $9,524 Thursday, one day after POLITICO originally inquired about the suit.

But the Palm Beach Post reported Thursday evening that no documents in the court records indicated that the foreclosure had been withdrawn.

“This is a jointly-owned property in Tallahassee that has been in the process of being sold. A clarification was needed on the amount owed, which has been resolved. This loan is current and the action is being withdrawn,” said Rubio spokesman Alex Burgos.

Burgos chalked up the missed payments to “confusion and disagreement” that began in February about the final amount owed.

“Because the house is under contract, it has not been able to move towards closing until this matter was resolved. Marco and the co-owner resolved this, so this process won’t go any further,” Burgos said.

An attorney for the law offices of Marshall C. Watson, who filed the lawsuit, did not return a call for comment.

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