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Rocky Pennington could face elections fines

Leading campaign consultant Roger "Rocky" Pennington may be in deep trouble after the Florida Elections Commission found probable cause his committee broke the law in opposing a constitutional amendment authorizing slot machines in Broward and Miami-Dade. More on the Committee to Restore Integrity in Politics here.

As the Buzz reported earlier this year, the 527 committee was accused by Lakes Wales Sen. J.D. Alexander of funding recorded phone messages attacking his vote on a controversial phone rate bill. Alexander said it was retribution for his decision to join other GOP senators who defected in February from backing Sen. Alex Villalobos for Senate president in 2008. Viallobos said at the time he knew nothing about the calls and that he had never worked with Pennington.

[Last modified: Wednesday, September 15, 2010 4:03pm]

    

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