Republican presidential candidate Sen. Marco Rubio speaks with the media on May 28, 2015, in Las Vegas, Nev.
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Marco Rubio: 4 tickets ‘not that many,’ red light cameras a ‘scam’

AMES, Iowa - Marco Rubio is proud that he doesn’t have more than four traffic tickets after nearly two decades of living in Miami.

“I can tell you, being from Miami, where you drive everywhere, having four tickets in 17 years is not considered bad,” he said in an interview Saturday.

The New York Times this week published a story on Rubio’s driving record — and that of his wife, Jeanette. Rubio has been cited four times, while his wife has received 13 traffic tickets, according to the Times. Rubio was cited for careless driving, running a stop sign, speeding and for running a red light, an infraction caught by a camera, not a police officer.

“Let me just say, I really don’t like red light cameras,” Rubio said Saturday. “That’s a big scam. But that’s another topic for another day.” 

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Marco Rubio: 4 tickets 'not that many,' red light cameras a 'scam'