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Florida’s new political ad law could drive dollars online

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A recently signed Florida law dealing with political ad disclosure could drive more online ad dollars from state and local candidates and other groups to Google, Facebook, and other Web ad sellers. While most states have yet to craft rules about disclosure of payment for search, display, or social network ads, Florida’s new rules allow political candidates to run all sorts of online ads without including a “paid for by” style disclaimer. “Political advertisers on the state and local level…

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Florida’s new political ad law could drive dollars online

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A recently signed Florida law dealing with political ad disclosure could drive more online ad dollars from state and local candidates and other groups to Google, Facebook, and other Web ad sellers. While most states have yet to craft rules about disclosure of payment for search, display, or social network ads, Florida’s new rules allow political candidates to run all sorts of online ads without including a “paid for by” style disclaimer. “Political advertisers on the state and local level…

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‘Technology in Elections Act’ passes unanimously

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Great news for those of us who have been following Florida’s Technology in Elections Act – the bill, otherwise known as the Peter Schorsch bill because it was my complaint against St. Petersburg mayoral candidate Scott Wagman that prompted this legislative action, passed the Florida House of Representatives today by a unanimous vote of 114-0.  Here is the full release from State Representative Eric Eisnaugle (R-FL), the bill’s sponsor: Today, Representative Eric Eisnaugle’s (R-Orlando) Technology in Elections Act (HB 869) passed…

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‘Technology in Elections Act’ passes unanimously

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Great news for those of us who have been following Florida’s Technology in Elections Act – the bill, otherwise known as the Peter Schorsch bill because it was my complaint against St. Petersburg mayoral candidate Scott Wagman that prompted this legislative action, passed the Florida House of Representatives today by a unanimous vote of 114-0.  Here is the full release from State Representative Eric Eisnaugle (R-FL), the bill’s sponsor: Today, Representative Eric Eisnaugle’s (R-Orlando) Technology in Elections Act (HB 869) passed…

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Live-blogging and updates of special election in Florida House District 58

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I’ll be blogging, and tweeting throughout the day with updates about the primary for the hotly contested special election in Florida House District 58. Five candidates – three Democrats and two Republicans – are in a sprint to gain voters’ favor to represent the district, which covers West Tampa, Town ‘N Country, the West Shore business corridor and Seminole Heights. The seat opened when Rep. Michael Scionti, D-Tampa, said on Dec. 7 he was taking a job with the Obama…

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