Sunday, March 14, 2010

Florida Democrats Slam Republicans On Attempts To Revive Leadership Slush Funds

The Florida Democratic Party today slammed efforts by Republicans, including Republican Party of Florida Chairman John Thrasher, to revive leadership slush funds, while Republican politicians are getting caught using the Republican Party as nothing more than an AmEx slush fund to live large.

"Over the past year, the Republican culture of corruption in Tallahassee has been exposed, as Floridians have learned about the GOP's AmEx slush funds, secret contracts and back room deals. With even Republicans alleging that the Republican Party has been nothing more than a corrupt criminal enterprise that has allowed Republicans like Speaker Marco Rubio, disgraced Speaker Ray Sansom, and Rep. Dean Cannon to live large on other people's money, our state's leaders should be working to clean up the Republican culture of corruption in Tallahassee. Yet, as Republican politicians move to revive leadership slush funds, which were banned twenty years ago to increase accountability, Floridians see that Republicans just don't get it," said Florida Democratic Party spokesman Eric Jotkoff.

"This fall Floridians are going to elect proven Democrat leaders to clean up Tallahassee, to restore faith that our state's government is working on their behalf, and to implement ethics reforms to increase transparency and accountability in government."

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