Statements about Ethics

Ponzi schemer Scott Rothstein "gave hundreds of thousands of campaign cash to control Crist’s appointments of key state judges."

Alex Sink "used a taxpayer-funded plane so she could get to a vacation in the Bahamas."

A study ranked Florida "No. 1 in government corruption" under Gov. Rick Scott.

Says David Rivera "allowed House Republican leaders to strip key provisions from the STOCK Act" that would crack down on insider trading by members of Congress.

Says David Rivera "received a $5,000 campaign contribution from Congressman Spencer Bachus, who is currently under House Ethics investigation for insider trading."

"(President Barack Obama gave) half a billion in taxpayer money to help his friends at Solyndra, a business the White House knew was on the path to bankruptcy."

In Florida, it’s not illegal for an immediate family member of state officials to prosper from legislation supported by a spouse.

"The Constitution doesn't allow the governor to not-spend appropriations funds."

"Your tellers were paid kickbacks for directing elderly consumers from ... safe deposits to risky ones."

The lawyer who brought the case against NationsBank said "publicly that Alex Sink had nothing to do with the case, had nothing to do with the situation and didn't know about the problems."

Lizbeth Benacquisto "broke election law 105 times, hiding special interest contributors."

Says Marco Rubio sold a home to a chiropractor who had been lobbying him on automobile insurance legislation and "once he sold the home, for $380,000 cash, the speaker's position on the issue changed."

"When career politician Daniel Webster became speaker of the House, he wasted $32,000 of our money on a spiral staircase for his office."

Bill McCollum "backed Jim Greer's effort to hide financial irregularities."

Jeff Greene on why he went Cuba.

"Kendrick Meek was named one of the two most corrupt Democrats in Congress by Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington."

Bill McCollum "diverted a state plane to his home 53 times. A state auditor called it: likely a misuse of state resources."

"Bill Young uses his campaign money for, among other things, a luxury car."

Marco Rubio controlled funds that "out of the $600,000 that were raised, only $4,000 went to candidates to try to improve their chances to be elected to office."

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