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Roy Moore’s Florida/Richard Corcoran ties

At least two Florida GOP consulting shops are advising Moore.
VESTAVIA HILLS, AL - NOVEMBER 11:  Republican candidate for U.S. Senate Judge Roy Moore speaks during a mid-Alabama Republican Club's Veterans Day event on November 11, 2017 in Vestavia Hills, Alabama. This week Moore's campaign was brought under scrutiny, after being accused of sexual misconduct with underage girls when he was in his 30's. (Photo by Wes Frazer/Getty Images) 775074100
VESTAVIA HILLS, AL - NOVEMBER 11: Republican candidate for U.S. Senate Judge Roy Moore speaks during a mid-Alabama Republican Club's Veterans Day event on November 11, 2017 in Vestavia Hills, Alabama. This week Moore's campaign was brought under scrutiny, after being accused of sexual misconduct with underage girls when he was in his 30's. (Photo by Wes Frazer/Getty Images) 775074100

One of Florida's top Republican consultants, Brett Doster, is working for Alabama's controversial Republican Senate nominee, Roy Moore.

The Tallahassee-based veteran of Jeb Bush and many campaigns on Friday tweeted his continuing support for Moore after Washington Post  reporters (including former ace Miami Herald political writer Beth Reinhard) revealed Moore pursued sexual relationships with teen girls when he was over 30 years old, according to several women who were on the record.

That's not the only Florida connection to Moore. Florida House Speaker and likely candidate for governor Richard Corcoran — who has called on state Sen. Jack Latvala to resign after anonymous charges of sexual harassment — shares a political consultant with Moore, Jacksonville-based Drew Messer of Vineyard Partners.

Yes, it's a stretch to imply a candidate like Corcoran should answer for all the clients of one of his consultants. But it's worth noting that Corcoran funds a Tampa Bay PR consultant for lobbying firms who recently blogged about gubernatorial candidate Adam Putnam being "indirectly in bed with Germany's far-right" because one of Putnam's media consultants worked for a right wing German political party.

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