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Tuesday, July 19, 2005
Developments in the Governor's Race
The last few days have been active on the Democratic Primary side of the 2006 Florida Governor's Race. Yesterday, the Miami Herald reported that Scott Maddox has severed ties with his lead fundraiser, Miami based Kory Mitchell. On Monday the Herald reported that Rod Smith has been questioned over a prosecution relating to a 1999 case while Smith was State Attorney. Also on Monday, Palm Beach County commissioner Burt Aaronson who had previously raised money for Scott Maddox indicated to the Palm Beach Post's George Bennett, that he was in fact neutral in the Governor's race. Considering Maddox's 2nd Quarter Campign Finance Report is littered with contributions from individuals from South Palm Beach County associated with Aaronson, is it really possible that Aaronson has backed off of Maddox because of the poor publicity Maddox has recently received? Perhaps, but it is important to note that many of the contributions from South Palm Beach county were recieved AFTER the first negative stories about Scott Maddox surfaced in the statewide press.
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