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Argenziano sues Republican Party of Florida, claiming mailer is defamatory



Former state Sen. Nancy Argenziano filed suit Thursday against the Republican Party of Florida, claiming the party defamed her in an attack mailer.

The complaint, filed in Citrus County Circuit Court, accuses the party of knowingly printing false information in the campaign mailer, which states that Argenziano "violated the law." The mailer doesn't specifically say how, but the intimation is that she broke the law when "she filed to run for Congress as a Democrat."

Argenziano denies she broke any law. She never actually filed as a Democrat, a fact that is easily checked, she said.

The mailer, she said, is a libelous attempt to hurt her current campaign for a state House seat.

"I left the Republican Party of Florida because of the corruption and the devious nature to try to win elections at all costs," she said. "I'll be darned if I'm going to sit still and let them get away with it."

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[Last modified: Thursday, October 18, 2012 5:54pm]


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