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Jeff Greene responds to Scott Rothstein sentencing, launches petition to end political corruption in Florida

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Jeff Greene, Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate, launched a new online website and petition at, which highlights the corruption scandals in which Charlie Crist, Marco Rubio and Kendrick Meek are all involved. The site asks Florida voters to sign the petition and help stop the corruption by career politicians and elect a U.S. senator that will put Florida first.

In addition, the Greene campaign issued the statement below regarding the sentencing of Charlie Crist’s corrupt political donor Scott Rothstein. Rothstein, who threw lavish fundraisers for Charlie Crist, pleaded guilty in January 2010 to a $1 billion ponzi-scheme and was sentenced today to 50 years in prison.

Said Greene:

“Today’s sentencing of Charlie Crist’s political contributor Scott Rothstein, following last week’s arrest of Crist’s party chair, is just the latest example of corruption gone wild in the Florida Senate race. All three of the career politicians in the Senate campaign – Kendrick Meek, Charlie Crist and Marco Rubio – are all involved in corruption scandals.

Kendrick Meek’s corruption scandal makes him unelectable. Meek should be investigated immediately by the U.S. House Ethics Committee for his corrupt special interest payback which hurt Florida.

We need to get rid of the career politicians, and their cronies, who think they can get away with breaking the law and then trying to cover it up. These politicians shouldn’t be asking for a promotion, they should be investigated if they aren’t already.

I am running for U.S. Senate to clean up this mess and create jobs and get results for Florida. I will never take one penny of special interest money and I will always put the people of Florida first.”

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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