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Republicans revive questions about Alex Sink's use of state plane



We're skeptical of how widely this video ad (read: not on TV) will be seen, but the NRCC points to an FEC document showing the total expenditure of $93,000, which could include production costs.

It's the first sign of outside money in the Congressional District 13 race featuring Alex Sink and Republican David Jolly.

The ad relies on 2009 reporting out of Tallahassee, when Sink was CFO, and questions raised about her use of the state plane. Sink eventually reimbursed the state $17,000. The ad implies she flew a state plane to the Bahamas. In fact, she took the state plane from Miami to Fort Lauderdale, and then caught a commercial flight to the Bahamas.

UPDATE: PolitiFact took a closer look at the claims. Item is here.

[Last modified: Friday, January 17, 2014 4:33pm]


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