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Florence Snyder: Impossible to miss racist content in Matt Gaetz tweet

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Rep. Matt Gaetz, R-Ft. Walton Beach, isn’t the only Tallahassee twerp to publicly disrespect his elders and betters, but he’s the first in memory to be called to account in the court of public opinion. Gaetz, 31, got his law license all of seven years ago and doesn’t have much to show in the way of legislative achievements for his five years in the House. He is better known as a master of the Twitterverse, where he spends a lot…

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Kurt Browning wants lawmakers to clear up campaign finance mess

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Gary Fineout reports: While there is a lot of talk about the veto of SB 6, don’t forget about the fallout from Gov. Charlie Crist’s other veto this session. Lawmakers included regulation of 527s, so-called for the section of the IRS code that covers them, in a lengthy elections bill that Crist vetoed earlier this month. The Legislature needed to act because a federal judge last year struck down the state law that covered these groups, which also go by…

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Tallahassee lobbyist’s shadowy 527 behind mailers for Steve Kornell

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Take a closer look at the latest direct mail for Steve Kornell and you will see that it is paid for by “Liberty and Justice for All,” an ECO formed last year by prominent Tallahassee lawyer/lobbyist Mark Herron, who is best-known for representing public officials accused of ethical violations. Here’s what Herron said about the ECO when asked by blogger Bob Norman: I asked him about the organization’s birth. “I just had an idea about the name and decided to…

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