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Intersection: Cutting Through The Fog Of Campaign Finance


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The primary campaign season is underway in Florida and already millions of dollars are being spent in the race to be the next governor.

It’s clear that Florida is an expensive state to run for office, but what’s not always so clear are the rules around campaign finance.

Gary Fineout, Tallahassee based reporter for the Associated Press, reported on how groups that are funneling money into campaign ads exploit the gray areas in the rules. 

Fineout says at least $13 million has been spent on television ads in the Gubernatorial primaries so far. 


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About Matthew Peddie

Host of WMFE's Intersection & Assistant News Director

A recent transplant to the Sunshine State, Matthew Peddie grew up in New Zealand and studied journalism at the University of Western Ontario. After graduating with an MA in Journalism he returned to Christchurch, working as a reporter for Radio Live and Radio New Zealand. He’s reported live from the scene of ... Read Full Bio »

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