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Tallahassee lobbyist’s shadowy 527 behind mailers for Steve Kornell

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Take a closer look at the latest direct mail for Steve Kornell and you will see that it is paid for by “Liberty and Justice for All,” an ECO formed last year by prominent Tallahassee lawyer/lobbyist Mark Herron, who is best-known for representing public officials accused of ethical violations. Here’s what Herron said about the ECO when asked by blogger Bob Norman: I asked him about the organization’s birth. “I just had an idea about the name and decided to…

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Donkeys out-raise Elephants

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From the Buzz: Here’s a switch: The Florida Democratic Party outraised the state GOP in the three months that ended June 30, $1.19-million to $1.16. That’s the first time that’s happened in a second quarter since 1996, when the Division of Elections started putting the records online. Both parties still spent more than they took in (including $250,000 in American Express charges the RPOF), though the GOP’s numbers included $400,000 transferred to its federal account. Democrats counted 1,740 donations and…

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