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Can Jamie Bennett do anything right?

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Another day, another miscue by the floundering Jamie Bennett Campaign. The latest is this invitation to a fundraising event Bennett held at The Independent Bar in downtown St. Petersburg.

The problem with this invitation is the disclaimer. Because this was an invitation to a fundraising event, it needs the extended disclaimer as required in Sections 106.025 and 106.143, F.S., i.e., “The purchase of a ticket for, or a contribution to, the campaign fundraiser is a contribution to the campaign of…” Obviously, Bennett’s invitation does not have the required language. So he’s looking at another complaint with the Florida Elections Commission. You’d think, after all Bennett’s been through, including having to file three amended campaign finance reports, that he would at least know how to dot the i’s and cross the t’s.

Then again, when you rely on chalk advertising to get the word out, maybe the campaign has bigger problems than a missing disclaimer.

Peter Schorsch is the President of Extensive Enterprises and is the publisher of some of Florida’s most influential new media websites, including,,, and Sunburn, the morning read of what’s hot in Florida politics. SaintPetersBlog has for three years running been ranked by the Washington Post as the best state-based blog in Florida. In addition to his publishing efforts, Peter is a political consultant to several of the state’s largest governmental affairs and public relations firms. Peter lives in St. Petersburg with his wife, Michelle, and their daughter, Ella.

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