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Maria Sachs accuser seeks to drop harassment case

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An ex-aide to former state Sen. Maria Lorts Sachs has asked a federal court to drop his sexual harassment case against the Florida Senate. Matthew Damsky’s attorney filed a motion to dismiss Tuesday, asking that each side pay for its own attorneys’ fees and costs. The Senate was named as the defendant because it was Damsky’s official employer. The Senate’s outside counsel, Lisa Fountain of the Sniffen & Spellman firm, told attorney Marie Mattox that the chamber would “consent” to…

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Senate demands information in harassment lawsuit against Maria Sachs

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A federal judge has given an ex-aide to former state Sen. Maria Lorts Sachs till next Tuesday to explain why he shouldn’t provide information in his still-pending sexual harassment case. Matthew Damsky, then 28, had sued the Florida Senate in Leon County Circuit Civil court last year on gender discrimination and retaliation charges. The 68-year-old Sachs, first elected to the Senate in 2010, declined to run for re-election last year.

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Charlie Crist: Investigate everyone who had an RPOF credit card

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While in Kissimmee Wednesday afternoon to announce a 39-year low in the state’s rate of serious crimes, Gov. Charlie Crist said “everyone” who had a Republican Party of Florida credit card should be investigated, the Orlando Sentinel reported. Crist was asked whether he thought U.S. Senate primary rival Marco Rubio’s credit card use should be investigated and replied he wanted “everyone” to be, according to the Sentinel. “By everybody— everybody who had a credit card,” Crist said. “And for the…

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Charlie Crist goes batshit crazy on Greta’s show

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I really don’t like using the words of one campaign to attack another, but I just got the e-mail from Marco Rubio’s campaign about Charlie Crist’s appearannce on Fox’s Greta Van Susteren’s show last night and I have to agree that Crist’s appearance was certainly bizarre. I was actually reading through the full transcript again because I just couldn’t believe how batshit crazy my good friend Charlie Crist sounded. According to the Rubio campaign, here are the details on Crist’s…

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Video: The GOP credit card scandal

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