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Scott Wagman's election troubles make Wall Street Journal



From a story in today's Wall Street Journal: "An online twist in a hotly contested race for mayor of St. Petersburg, Fla., could signal trouble for local politicians advertising on popular Web sites like Google, Facebook and Twitter."

The article focuses on mayoral hopeful Scott Wagman, who is facing a possible Florida Elections Commission investigation over advertisements the first-time candidate ran on Google.

Wagman received notice last month that the elections commission received a complaint that his Google ads violate state election law. The FEC found the complaint legally sufficient to proceed.

Read about the complaint here.

Mitch Kates, Wagman's campaign manager, tells the Journal, "The irony of it is that it feels like we are being punished for being an efficient and an effective campaign."

Read the story here.

Cristina Silva, Times staff writer


[Last modified: Wednesday, May 26, 2010 12:01pm]


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