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Big sugar bagged some big ones w secret Texas hunting trips

30

July

In some quiet town in southeast Texas, business must be looking up.

Trophies from King Ranch, a nearby hunter's paradise, are presumably arriving daily at all the best taxidermy shops. And these are not your run-of-the-mill mounts.

We're talking exotic game. Prized targets.

We're talking about the coveted House Speaker of Florida. A preening Agricultural Commissioner. Even the elusive Florida Governor, a breed more skittish than most.

Yup, those political hunters from Big Sugar have bagged 'em all.

In case you missed the story in Sunday's Tampa Bay Times, reporters Michael Van Sickler and Craig Pittman detailed how the biggest names in the Florida Republican Party have apparently been wined, dined and undermined by Florida's sugar industry.

I say apparently because most of the politicians refuse to acknowledge they have been feted at the famed King Ranch. Some refused to admit they even knew King Ranch existed. Or, for that matter, the state of Texas.

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[Last modified: Wednesday, July 30, 2014 5:01pm]

    

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