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More Rothstein allegations lobbed



Fort Lauderdale attorney Alvin Entin is asking statewide prosecutor William Shephard to look into allegations by conservative political consultant Roger Stone that CFO and Democrat gubernatorial candidate Alex Sink promised disgraced fundraiser Scott Rothstein a say in future appointments in exchange for his money-gathering help.

Sink's campaign announced this week that she'll return even more Rothstein cash, bringing the total to $6,000.

Asked about the Stone allegations, Sink said, "That's ridiculous! Good Lord, what will they think of next? Where did that come from?"

Well, they came from Stone, who is a longtime Republican strategist who specializes in "opposition research," i.e. bad stuff about the other candidate. He has described himself as a GOP "hit man," and his work dates back to Nixon's re-election campaign.

Here is the Entin letter: Download Alvin_Entin_Letter_11-16-09. The Sink allegations come amid reports that the RGA got $200,000 from Rothstein.

So finger-pointing can be tricky when an allegedly dirty donor gives to both parties.


[Last modified: Thursday, September 9, 2010 1:06pm]


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