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Judicial candidates schooled on campaign ethics

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Sometimes, respecting the rules of the game means you have to lose. That was the message delivered Friday at an ethics forum for judicial candidates held in Tallahassee. Similar events were held around the state this week. Current and retired judges and others briefed several area contenders for judgeships on Florida’s Code of Judicial Conduct, which also applies to candidates. “To be ethical, you have to be willing to lose” an election, said retired appellate judge Robert Benton. “Following the rules may require…

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