The complaint filed by Michael D. Ryan, 55, of Fort Lauderdale also says Rubio used his public office to get an unadvertised job at Florida International University at a time when the school was laying off faculty.
Ryan described himself in an interview Tuesday as a “retired businessman who is sick of all the politics.” He said he used to be registered as a Republican but hasn’t voted in years and has “zero political agenda.”
Ryan gave $2,300 to former Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton in 2007 because, he said, he was in business with one of her supporters, basketball Hall of Famer Magic Johnson. Rubio’s U.S. Senate campaign seized on the donation as evidence of Ryan’s motives.
“This is clearly a political stunt by Democrats who are either working directly with Charlie Crist, or have already looked past Crist to a general election fight with Marco Rubio,” said spokesman Alex Burgos. “This filing, by a maxed-out Hillary Clinton supporter, is laughable in its absurdity, completely false and totally without merit.” Full story here.