In case you’re not keeping score at home, that’s (at least) three senior Florida GOP officials scandalized over last two months

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In case you are not keeping score at home, we’re now at three senior Florida Republicans scandalized in the course of the last two months.

First was Lieutenant Governor Jennifer Carroll, who quit her post amid a gambling investigation into a non-profit for which she once did work.

Second was Republican Party of Florida Finance Chair AK Desai, who resigned from the RPOF amid turmoil at his insurance company and allegations by the state of “a pattern of mismanagement” and illegal financial conduct at Desai’s St. Petersburg-based Universal Health Care.

Then there is Jim Greer, the former chair of the RPOF, who was sentenced on Wednesday to 18 months in state prison plus one year of probation for stealing from the party. 

Three senior-level Republicans, all disgraced. And yet the Florida Democratic Party can’t beat these guys? How is that law enforcement takes out more Florida Republicans than the Florida Democratic Party takes out?

I don’t know which party is more incompetent. The one with leaders being investigated and scandalized. Or the one so incompetent, it can’t make hay out said investigations and scandals.

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