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State says Scott Wagman's house party invite not illegal

ST. PETERSBURG- The Florida Elections Commission has cleared mayoral hopeful Scott Wagman of any wrongdoing for a supporter's failure to put the proper political disclaimer on a house party invitation.

Mark S. Adams, 30, of St. Petersburg filed the complaint on the same day Bay Buzz wrote about the questionable invite to lawyer Lucas Fleming's house for a meet and greet with Wagman.  Fleming created the invite, using Wagman's campaign logo. The invite did not have a political disclaimer as required by state law.

"The complaint is legally insufficient because it appears that the invitation was created and paid for by someone other than Respondent's campaign," Charles A. Finkel, interim executive director of the elections commission, wrote this week.

Adams has 14 days to appeal. We have no clue what Adams does or if he is tied to anyone's campaign, so if you do, let us know.

Cristina Silva, Times staff writer

[Last modified: Wednesday, May 26, 2010 11:51am]


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