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Senate candidate Jim Norman mum on wife's $435,000 house

16

July

Hillsborough County Commissioner Jim Norman, a Republican running for the state Senate, doesn't want to say how his wife paid for a $435,0000 house in Arkansas. Instead, he's blaming Kevin Ambler, his primary opponent in the race for District 12, for raising questions about the issue. Ambler, though, says he didn't know anything about the house until word of it emerged in news reports. Norman says his wife, Mearline, has partners in what he calls a real estate investment. But he declined to name the partners, and Mearline Norman's name is the only one on the deed. Arkansas and Florida corporate records don't show that she is part of any partnership or business. Read more about it here.

Janet Zink, Times Staff Writer

[Last modified: Thursday, September 16, 2010 3:41pm]

    

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