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Ethics Commission finds probable cause that Jamie Bennett misused his position by offering baseball tickets. But will the Times get the story right?

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At its December meeting, the Florida Commission on Ethics found probable cause that St. Petersburg City Councilman Jamie Bennett misused his position by offering tickets to Tampa Bay Rays baseball games, provided by the City, for the benefit of his campaign: While ostensibly distributing the tickets in accordance with City policy by handing them out to heads of neighborhood associations, preliminary evidence indicates that Respondent’s primary purpose for distributing at least some of the tickets was for garnering political support…

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Times editorial on Ticketgate

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St. Petersburg mayoral candidate Jamie Bennett is pitifully ignorant or disappointingly complicit when it comes to a series of campaign mistakes and second-rate dirty tricks. He has fired the campaign manager he never should have hired, but if he stays in the race that will not end the questions or remove the stains. Sorting out who knew what when between Bennett and his former campaign manager, Peter Schorsch, may be an exercise in futility. But some of their maneuvers cannot…

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