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Posted on October 26, 2016
The major donor to Loranne Ausley’s Florida 2020 PAC, DuBose Ausley, is listed as the former chairman and practicing attorney at the Ausley McMullen law firm, which represents the Tallahassee Democrat.
DuBose Ausley has donated $35,000 to the PAC. Loranne Ausley is DuBose Ausley’s daughter.
The Tallahassee Democrat has yet to report on the Florida 2020 PAC and it’s impact on the Florida State House District 9 race, featuring Democrat Loranne Ausley and GOP candidate Jim Messer.
TR broke a story about the Florida 2020 corporate donors and how Ausley’s campaign message against special interests were at odds with her fundraising activities. The report can be found here.
Candidate Ausley recently released a campaign advertisement that criticized special interests and tells voters that special interests “run our state government and control our legislators.”
The Florida 2020 PAC has accepted contributions from U.S. Sugar ($5,000), Disney ($10,000), and investor-owned utilities Florida Power & Light ($10,000) and TECO Energy ($5,000) .
TR’s report was sourced by a statewide news site, FloridaPolitics.com, under the headline “Loranne Ausley opposes specials interests – while her PAC takes their money.”
Why no coverage by the Tallahassee Democrat?