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Division of Elections renders opinion on politicians and their Facebook pages

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In one of its first opinions addressing the challenging issues facing political advertising on new media, the Florida Divison of Elections rendered an opinion that there is no rule against politicians listing their party affiliation on such as Facebook provided they aren’t running for re-election. The request came from the City of Coral Springs whose Commissioners wanted to know if there was any rule regardinng nonpartisan candidates posted their party affiliations on their Facebook pages. Division of Elections Director Donald Palmer rendered an opinion that states that…

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