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Clothes make the candidate



Robbins Consulting can't be found in the phone book. It has no address, occupational license or corporate listing in Florida. Nonetheless, Hillsborough County Commission candidate Kevin White has paid thousands of dollars from his campaign funds to Robbins Consulting in the last two years, according to his treasurer's reports. What he got for that money was not political advice but a snazzy wardrobe: imported $500 Italian suits, tailored slacks, dress shirts and stylish ties.

"Robbins is my fashion consultant, which provides me a fashionable wardrobe so that I can make a good impression during the campaign," White explained. "I don't see anything wrong with it because I'm using the items as I'm campaigning." Story here.

[Last modified: Wednesday, September 15, 2010 3:11pm]


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