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More questions arise on Vern Buchanan's campaign finances



Dogged by allegations of illegal campaign contributions, U.S. Rep. Vern Buchanan is playing it close to the vest as he seeks election to a third term.

The Sarasota Republican, whose district includes part of the Tampa Bay area, has put all of his campaign records in the custody of his sister-in-law. In the key post of campaign treasurer, he replaced an accountant, Nancy Watkin, highly regarded in national Republican circles with a business associate.

(Story here)

[Last modified: Thursday, September 9, 2010 1:13pm]


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