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Rich Heffley, Charlie Crist campaign cleared in FEC complaint

Heffley Remember back in simpler times when Charlie Crist was a Republican, none of us had heard of Rick Scott or Jeff Greene, and Delmar Johnson wasn't immitating Frank Serpico? Remember how Rich Heffley, The People's Consultant, was busted helping create an anti-Marco Rubio Web site that drew an FEC complaint against him alleging illegal coordination between Heffley, the Crist campaign, and the Florida GOP?

Well, as Heffley predicted, that complaint went nowhere. Here's what the FEC concluded:

The Commission found no reason to believe the respondents violated the Act because the Commission’s regulations provide that volunteer internet activities by an individual or group of individuals, whether acting individually or in coordination with a candidate or committee, do not require disclaimers and do not constitute contributions.

[Last modified: Thursday, September 9, 2010 10:46am]


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