For state and local races – governor, Legislature, county commission and municipal councils and commissions – the ruling has no effect.
“The prohibitions that were in the federal law don’t apply to Florida state and local races,” said Mark Herron, a Tallahassee lawyer considered the top expert on Florida election law. “Under Florida law, corporations can give to candidates. Corporations can engage in communications related to candidates.”
The impact: “In terms of state races, absolutely none.” Read the rest of this story here.