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Did Florida4Marriage cloak donations?

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October

Florida Red&Blue, the organization running the SayNo2 campaign alleged Tuesday morning that Florida4Marriage.org, the sponsor of Amendment 2, is trying to avoid disclosing the names of political donors.

The group says that ads being run by the Florida4Marriage are actually being paid for by Florida Family Action, a separate, non-for-profit organization.

Alicia Apfel, an attorney for Florida Red&Blue, said the group was filing a complaint with the Florida Elections Commission, and they were asking state attorneys in the areas where the alleged possible violations took place to investigate.

The group says that $350,000 of the ads may have been funded by secret donors. "The least we expect to know is who's writing the checks," said Derek Newton, the group's campaign manager.

Austin Bogues, Times staff writer

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[Last modified: Tuesday, September 14, 2010 5:39pm]

    

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