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CFO Blasts Insurance Commissioner



CFO Alex Sink has criticized Insurance Commissioner Kevin McCarty for hosting a political fundraiser for the wife of his spokesman.

"The Offices of Insurance Regulation and Financial Regulation were established to remove those offices and the Commissioners from direct political activity related to their regulated industries. I am concerned that Mr. McCarty may have used his position as Insurance Commissioner to solicit political contributions from the insurance industry."

The candidate was Robin Lotane, wife of OIR spokesman Bob Lotane. She's an assistant state attorney at the Leon County running for circuit judge, but this morning, she was suspended with pay, the state attorney's office reports.

[Last modified: Wednesday, September 15, 2010 1:44pm]


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