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Candidate Dawn Thompson’s flier violates Florida House rules

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State House candidate Dawn Thompson must change some of her campaign literature because it violates House rules.

Some of Thompson’s fliers display the Florida House of Representatives seal, a no-no, according to a letter written to her by Rep. Bill Galvano, R-Bradenton, chairman of the Rules and Calendar Council.

“The official seal of the House of Representatives shall be used only by or on behalf of a member or officer of the House in conjunction with his or her official duties or when specifically authorized in writing by the chair of the Rules & Calendar Council,” Galvano wrote.

“I would respectfully ask that you remove the House seal from your campaign literature,” he concluded. Continue reading here.

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