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Congressional aide probe includes workers in six Florida Democrats’ offices

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Arrested Democratic congressional staffer Imran Awan or his relatives — all reportedly under federal criminal investigation — also worked for five other Democratic Florida members of Congress besides U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, who is on the hot seat.

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State attorney: Law enforcement to look into Andrew Gillum’s email

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The office of State Attorney Jack Campbell in Tallahassee confirmed reports that he has advised Leon County or the Florida Department of Law Enforcement to look into whether Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum, a newly announced Democratic candidate for governor, illegally used city software to send out campaign email. “I can confirm there have been allegations; a complaint has been made. And that it has been referred to an investigative agency,” said Assistant State Attorney Eddie Evans of Florida’s 2nd Judicial…

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On Julie Jones’ ridiculous statement to the Miami Herald

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After a story in Sunday’s Miami Herald detailed instances of corruption, coerced sex and trading of sex for contraband, Florida Department of Corrections Secretary Julie Jones issued a written statement saying reforms implemented under her leadership have made Lowell Correctional Institution a safer place, but added she plans to “thoroughly review the disturbing allegations brought forward by the Miami Herald to ensure that the appropriate action is taken against any individual bearing responsibility for misconduct.” No surprise there. Startle a turtle and…

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Charlie Crist raises $125K in Michigan (with Jim Greer in tow) as report shows he’s off 10 weeks a year

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On the same day a St. Petersburg Times investigation reports he takes off 10 weeks a year from his official responsibilities, Charlie Crist raised $125K at a reception and dinner at the Michigan home of CEO Paul E. Hodges III, this according to one of the Florida fundraisers who raised money for Crist’s trip to Michigan. Also of interest is news that embattled RPOF Chairman Jim Greer accompanied Crist on his travels, which will surely raise eyebrows among Republicans already…

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Frank Farkas suggests there’s more to Ray Sansom story then meets the eye. And he’d know!

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A letter-to-the-editor from former Represenative Frank Farkas almost slipped by without me noticing, but it’s worth reading:“It took a while, but state House Speaker Ray San­som did the right thing for himself, his constituents and all Floridians by resigning his speaker post. His lack of judgment, or poor judgment, now rises to the level of several investigations. The Times Tallahas­see bureau is to be commended for their investiga­tive reporting. But before you crucify Sansom any further, it would be nice…

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