(WASHINGTON) — Florida Sen. Marco Rubio pointed out during his official State of the Union response Tuesday night that he still lives in the neighborhood where he grew up. But, it turns out, his house in that neighborhood is on the market and the Rubios may be headed to Washington, D.C.
These days many Senators opt to shuttle back and forth between their homes and Washington, D.C., each weekend. It can help keep a lawmaker rooted in his or her community. But it can be hard on family life.
While the Florida Republican’s family may be breaking the recent mold and embracing Washington as a family sometime soon, Rubio would still likely maintain a residence in Miami.
An aide to Rubio says that while a move for the whole family has not been “finalized” the Senator is exploring the option of uprooting the his wife and four kids to relocate full-time to Washington.
The Rubios’ four-bedroom West Miami property was put on the market for $675,000 in November of last year.
An aide tells ABC News that since the Senator is away from his four young children during the week, if he can sell his home in Miami he would be able to afford to move his wife and kids to Washington during the school year. Currently, Rubio, like so many other Senators, reside in an apartment alone during the week while they are in Washington, D.C.
It was once common for Senators to move their families to Washington. But with the ease and access of plane travel, it is a tradition that slowly changed and become rare.
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