TALLAHASSEE, Florida - The executive director of the Republican Party of Florida has filed a complaint with state elections officials claiming that Democrat gubernatorial candidate Charlie Crist’s image on a law firm’s billboards should be reported as an in-kind campaign contribution.
billboards advertise Morgan & Morgan P.A.
The RPOF claims that the billboards exceed the statutory contribution
limit of $3,000 per person. The
complaint was filed with the Florida Elections Commission.
"I guess it should be no surprise that
trial lawyer Charlie Crist is being helped by his trial lawyer partners at
Morgan & Morgan, but his campaign's failure to report their help is a
violation of the law,” said Juston Johnson.
“Morgan & Morgan billboards with Charlie
Crist's face on them while he was a declared candidate qualified as a
reportable contribution. Failing to report the billboards is a clear breach of
the law and a promise to work 'for the people.'"
Morgan & Morgan has not responded to an
email request for comment.