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Brian Mast fudges promise to return sugar money, blasts opponent who calls him on it

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Brian Mast is one of the 12 candidates seeking Florida’s 18th Congressional District, currently held by Democrat Patrick Murphy, who is now running for U.S. Senate. The retired Army sergeant is one of only two candidates who had accepted money from the sugar industry. The other is Republican Rick Roth, an actual sugar farmer. According to campaign finance records, sugar industry interests raised approximately $100,000 for Mast’s campaign and victory committee by way of two exclusive private fundraisers. The Fanjul family —…

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