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Gelber won't stop session fundraising



State lawmakers can't raise re-election money during the legislative session, but state lawmakers who are running for federal office can. So in the noble tradition of the likes of Tom Feeney, Katherine Harris, Johnnie Byrd and Ron Klein, Democratic senate candidate Dan Gelber tells us he's not going to get all pure on us and turn down campaign donations during the legislative session.

Gelber "I'll have a weekend fundraiser in Miami a couple times, and I'll receive money. I don't know that you'll see me actively hosting fundraisers up here, though,'' the Miami Beach Democrat said. "I'm trying to navigate it in the best way I can. Obviously some of the other folks that are running don't have some of those contstraints. I'm not going to unilaterally disarm. Frankly the practicality is it's just hard to find hours in the day to make phone calls right now."


[Last modified: Thursday, September 9, 2010 7:30pm]


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