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Did Charlie Crist pull an oopsie naming his PAC after himself?

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We’re not campaign finance experts, but we think Charlie Crist pulled an oopsie when he named his new Political Action Committee after himself. Simple reason: Federal law doesn’t allow it. Former Republican Gov. and now Democratic Congressman Crist opened “Charlie Crist PAC” Monday, calling it “a Leadership PAC.” In doing so, Crist – or his money people – forgot the distinction in federal campaign finance law between “authorized” and “unauthorized” committees. “No unauthorized committee shall include the name of any candidate in its name,” the law…

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Jack Latvala’s Florida Leadership Committee raises $113,357

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State Sen. Jack Latvala‘s political action committee Florida Leadership Committee raised $113,357 during the month of March, far more than any other lawmaker’s or candidate’s leadership PAC. Florida Leadership Committee trailed only Gov. Rick Scott‘s Let’s Get To Work, which raised $248,000, and Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam‘s Florida Grown, which raised 126,250, during the month, according to a review of PAC campaign finance. Latvala, a Clearwater Republican, who chairs the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation, Tourism and Economic Development,…

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