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Jeff Greene asking House Ethics Committee to investigate Kendrick Meek

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From Sun-Sentinel: Democratic Senate candidate Jeff Greene of Palm Beach is labeling his main primary competitor, Kendrick Meek, as corrupt.

Greene said there are “serious questions of ethical wrongdoing and corruption that have been raised regarding Congressman Kendrick Meek’s efforts on behalf of a campaign contributor now involved in a criminal trial.”

And he’s asking the House Ethics Committee to investigate Meek, who’s a member of the House.

In his letter to the ethics committee, Greene reports:

“Meek sought millions of federal taxpayer dollars for a campaign contributor, Dennis Stackhouse. Stackhouse paid Congressman Meek’s mother, former Congresswoman Carrie Meek $90,000 and paid for her to drive a Cadillac Escalade. In addition, Stackhouse paid Meek’s chief of staff, Anthony Williams, $13,000 for a down payment on his home and helped him secure a mortgage. Stackhouse is now involved in a criminal trial regarding the project that Meek sought money for and is accused of stealing $1 million…..“This situation stinks to high heaven and this is exactly the kind of corrupt, pay-to-play politics that voters are sick and tired of from politicians. I hope you will answer the call of concerned Florida citizens and newspapers and investigate these troubling facts.”

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.

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