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Nehr says his girlfriend earned $20k campaign payout



Former Rep. Peter Nehr, R-Palm Harbor, defended a $20,000 campaign payment to his girlfriend Kim Marie Thursday by saying she worked on the campaign and deserved the money.

"The fact that I know Ms. Marie on a personal level, and used her as one of my consultants, does not dismiss the fact that she worked very hard on my campaign and is legally entitled to be paid for work," Nehr said in a written statement.

Nehr has said he plans to challenge fellow Republican Susan Latvala for a seat on the Pinellas County Commission in 2014.

[Last modified: Thursday, February 28, 2013 5:08pm]


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