Embarrassing! Crist, Meek and Rubio all make list of “crooked” candidates

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Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington has released its list of 2010’s most crooked candidates, and embarrassing enough for Florida, all three of the major candidates, make the list:

Since 2005, CREW has highlighted the most egregious violators of the public trust in our annual Most Corrupt Members of Congress report.  Now, CREW has begun a list of Crooked Candidates to shine the spotlight on some of the lousy politicians vying for federal office in 2010.

In compiling the list, CREW left aside all incumbents.  CREW’s research team poured over news articles, blogs and public records to find those candidates who have engaged in criminal or unethical conduct.  The list is intended to complement our ongoing effort to ensure those representing our country exemplify the values of honesty and integrity.

CREW recognizes that with 2,300 people running for federal office this year, our list is by no means complete.  In fact, we may not even have found the worst!  Now we need your help:  which truly terrible candidates did we miss?  Submit your nominees to us and we’ll see if they rank among 2010’s most crooked candidates.

Here is who we have so far:

Peter Schorsch is the President of Extensive Enterprises and is the publisher of some of Florida’s most influential new media websites, including SaintPetersBlog.com, FloridaPolitics.com, ContextFlorida.com, 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.