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Commission clears Cary Pigman in state ethics case

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State Rep. Cary Pigman, HD 55

The Florida Ethics Commission has cleared Rep. Cary Pigman of charges that he misused his position to retaliated against a school principal in his district. The approved a recommendation by Judge June C. McKinney to dismiss the case against Pigman. At least one member of the commission abstained from the vote, while another member voted against the recommendation. Pigman, a doctor of emergency medicine and Army Reserve physician, was accused of “linking his efforts to obtain legislative funding for the…

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FDP releases ad for mock Marco Rubio credit card

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Just in time for Tuesday night’s GOP presidential debate from Las Vegas, the Florida Democratic Party is mocking Marco Rubio with the release of a new web video called, “The Rubio Card” that mocks the Florida Senator’s variously reported financial problems over the years. Questions of Rubio’s spending on a Republican Party of Florida charge card first surfaced in his U.S. Senate election in 2010, when the Tampa Bay Times and Miami Herald were leaked two years of records from when…

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Florida Ethics Commission censures, fines former St. Pete City Council member Jamie Bennett for role in Ticketgate

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At its April meeting, the Florida Ethics Commission will formally agree to a stipulation publicly censuring and fining former St. Petersburg City Councilmember Jamie Bennett for his role in distributing city tickets to Tampa Bay Rays baseball games in an attempt to gain influence over neighborhood leaders. Specifically, the Florida Ethics Commission found that Bennett: 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…

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