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Lee's soft money



Florida Senate President Tom Lee has never liked those huge donations from corporations and individuals who seek to buy influence with one fat check. "Grotesque" and "horrible" are two of the nicer words Lee has used to describe how unrestricted soft money contributions have eroded public confidence in the system.

Now, as the Valrico Republican enters the final weeks of his race for chief financial officer, the hard truth is that soft money, in the form of party donations, could determine whether he wins or loses. More here.

[Last modified: Wednesday, September 15, 2010 12:51pm]


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