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John Thrasher camp calls ethics complaint ‘politically motivated’

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A former educator says that because a firm where state Sen. John Thrasher worked received up to $190,000 to lobby for educational testing companies, the St. Augustine Republican’s recent push for more state standardized tests is a conflict of interest. That claim was formally laid out Thursday in a state ethics complaint filed by former teacher Todd Byars. “John Thrasher was a paid [lobbyist] for the firms until very recently. As such he is paid to promote these causes,” the…

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Ethics complaint filed against John Thrasher

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Straight from Abel Harding, whose stuff you better be reading: An ethics complaint has been filed against State Sen. John Thrasher, R-St. Augustine, according toTangerineFL, a blog covering Florida politics. The blog included a copy of the complaint, filed by Todd W. Byars as a result of news stories that appeared in the Times-Union and its sister paper, The St. Augustine Record. Byars, a Tallahassee resident and a former Leon County Teacher of the Year, alleges Thrasher violated the public…

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Ethics complaint coming against John Thrasher and John Legg

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Looks like RPOF Chairman/state Senator John Thrasher may have some trouble coming his way.  A regional blog, The Tangerine Blog, is reporting that …a confidential source that an ethics complaint will be filed against Senator John Thrasher and Representative John Legg tomorrow. The complaint will address Thrasher’s actions as the Chairman of the Republican Party of Florida. This complaint stems primarily from possible Violations of the Constitution of the State of Florida. The complainant  will seek to show a violation of Article II,…

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Marco Rubio responds to ethics complaint about campaign financing…by asking for a campaign donation

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Just caught this press release from the Marco Rubio campaign in response to an ethics complaint being filed against him: ..it’s no surprise that Democrats are now targeting Marco with the first of many political stunts to distract voters’ attention from their flawed ObamaCare plan and the massive, out-of-control spending that has taken place on their watch. The smears and attacks against Marco get more ridiculous each day. Today’s stunt is to enlist a maxed out Hillary Clinton supporter to…

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Marco Rubio’s spending targeted in ethics complaint

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From Beth Reinhard: Former House Speaker Marco Rubio misspent donations to the Republican Party of Florida and his political committees “to subsidize his lifestyle,” according to a sweeping complaint filed with the Florida Commission on Ethics. The complaint filed by Michael D. Ryan, 55, of Fort Lauderdale also says Rubio used his public office to get an unadvertised job at Florida International University at a time when the school was laying off faculty. Ryan described himself in an interview Tuesday…

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Marco Rubio’s spending targeted in ethics complaint

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From Beth Reinhard: Former House Speaker Marco Rubio misspent donations to the Republican Party of Florida and his political committees “to subsidize his lifestyle,” according to a sweeping complaint filed with the Florida Commission on Ethics. The complaint filed by Michael D. Ryan, 55, of Fort Lauderdale also says Rubio used his public office to get an unadvertised job at Florida International University at a time when the school was laying off faculty. Ryan described himself in an interview Tuesday…

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