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Democrats call out Greer, say they will open books



Jim Greer told the Buzz earlier today that he'd think about revealing Republican Party of Florida American Express reports if Democrats opened up their books. So Florida Democratic Party Chairwoman Karen Thurman said she'll invite reporters to come look over the finances.

“Because issuing credit cards in a manner similar to the Republican Party of Florida does not allow for the strict financial controls and level of transparency we demand, the Florida Democratic Party doesn’t have credit cards and has nothing to hide," Thurman said. “The same can not be said of the Republican Party of Florida, which is why I am calling Chairman Greer on his bluff, demanding he open the RPOF’s books to scrutiny and release all the RPOF AmEx statements.

“Over the past several years, the Republican Party has allowed disgraced Speaker Ray Sansom, Sen. Jeff Atwater, Sen. Mike Haridopolos, Rep. Dean Cannon, and many others to spend over $3.4 million on their AmEx cards. By handing out AmEx cards to Republican leaders, Chairman Greer has turned the RPOF into nothing more than a slush fund.”


[Last modified: Thursday, September 9, 2010 2:18pm]


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