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Floridians for a ... what?



Two new "ECO" electioneering committees are up and running -- courtesy of the Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers. You have to believe the committees are poised to have an impact in legislative or statewide races. The groups are "Floridians for a Stronger Florida" (how original!) and Florida Consumer Alliance. The chairman of both groups is Gary Farmer of Weston, a member of the academy's executive committee.

Don't assume that these groups exist solely to help Democrats: Farmer has personally donated to Republican Sen. Jim King of Jacksonville and to Tampa Senate hopeful Sandy Murman in this cycle. 

[Last modified: Wednesday, September 15, 2010 3:10pm]


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