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Raising Cash for Siplin



Buzz doubts the six Orange County jury members who convicted Sen. Gary Siplin, D-Orlando, of a felony for misusing his office's state funds for his 2004 campaign were invited to a fundraiser Jan. 10, but Tallahassee lobbyists were.

Eight members of the Senate Democratic Caucus -- Minority Leader Steve Geller, Al Lawson, Frederica Wilson, Tony Hill, Charlie Justice, Mandy Dawson, Larcenia Bullard and Jeremy Ring -- have lent their names "To a fundraiser to re-elect Senator Gary Siplin" at Clydes and Costello during the Senate's next committee week.

If you're inclined to give, the invitation -- a paid political advertisement of Siplin's campaign -- adds "(Suggested Contribution: $500 maximum).

[Last modified: Wednesday, September 15, 2010 1:23pm]


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