Republican Liberty Caucus of Florida to call on RPOF to “come clean”

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Florida’s Republican Liberty Caucus (RLC) wants the Republican Party of Florida to “Come Clean in 2015.”

Campaign finance reform will be the RLC’s top priority as part of the “Come Clean in 2015” campaign, as they seek to end the “legal laundering” of millions of dollars in campaign contributions through political committees controlled by legislative leaders, as well as both Republican and Democrat parties of Florida.

“Campaign finance reforms enacted by the 2013 legislature have done little or nothing to break the control of the special interests over the legislative process in Florida,” says RLCF chair Bob White. “Florida’s two major political parties continue to be willing participants in the legal laundering of millions of dollars in special interest contributions.

“The people of Florida deserve better.”

The RLC of Florida is holding a press conference at 8:30 am, on Saturday, May 31 just prior to the RPOF Quarterly Meeting at the Grand Hyatt Tampa Bay, 2900 Bayport Drive, Tampa. The meeting will take place at the RLC of Florida literature table, before the General Session.

There, the group will highlight specific examples of the ongoing ethical challenges and abuses associated with Florida’s campaign finance laws, how the parties are willing participants in the process, and recommend revisions to campaign finance statutes.

Traditionally, the governor, members of the Florida Cabinet, leaders of the Florida House and Senate and various Congressmen attend the RPOF General Session.

For more than twenty years, the Republican Liberty Caucus stood for the principles of limited government, free enterprise and individual liberty within the Republican Party. Unlike other GOP organizations, the RLC frequently holds elected Republicans, and our party, accountable for their actions.

More information on the RLC is available here.

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.