MIAMI ( – Florida US Senator Marco Rubio has had his hand slapped by the Federal Election Commission for accepting what the FEC said almost a quarter million dollars in improper  contributions during the campaign that put him in the Senate.

The fine? Just $8 thousand.

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The campaign reached a settlement with the FEC, admitted accepting the contributions, and agreeing to the fine.

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The FEC doesn’t get specific about the exact problem with each questioned contribution, but said in it’s filing the fine covers  “prohibited, excessive and other impermissible contributions.”

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The settlement was reached about a month ago, but was first revealed Friday on the website