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Party Bills McCollum for Discredited "Expert" Witness, Self-Promoting Campaign Commercials, and Frivolous Lawsuits NEWS FROM THE FLORIDA DEMOCRATIC PARTY
For Immediate Release: May 19, 2010
 
Florida Democratic Party Sends Bill McCollum Invoice for Misuse of Florida Funds
Party Bills McCollum for Discredited "Expert" Witness, Self-Promoting Campaign Commercials, and Frivolous Lawsuits Benefiting His Lobbying Buddy
Today, the Florida Democratic Party sent an invoice to Florida Attorney General Bill McCollum on behalf of Florida taxpayers, requesting that he pay back the over $2.4 million that he has spent for his own personal gain and partisan agenda. 
The invoice bills McCollum's campaign for the full $120,000 McCollum directed towards George Rekers for "expert" testimony, the $2.2 million McCollum spent on a no-bid contract to his political consultant for self-promoting TV ads, and the $50,000 going to McCollum's old lobbying firm for his frivolous health care lawsuit.
"While Bill McCollum may think spending millions on campaign ads, no-bid contracts to his political buddies and discredited testimony by an anti-gay activist should count as legitimate expenses, hardworking Floridians disagree," said Florida Democratic Party spokesperson Eric Jotkoff. "That's why on behalf of the taxpayers of Florida, we are sending Bill McCollum an invoice for the at least $2.4 million of Floridians' money he has wasted for his own personal gain and partisan stunts."
Jotkoff said this abuse of state funds and tax dollars is even more egregious given the current budget and unemployment crises facing Florida.  The Florida Democratic Party is invoicing Bill McCollum for Governor for at least $2,437,882, the amount of McCollum's spending exposed as waste.  The money should be paid to the Florida Division of Treasury within 30 days. 
Below is a copy of the invoice sent to McCollum, a .PDF of which can be downloaded here:
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INVOICE
Bill to:
Bill McCollum for Governor Campaign                                     Invoice No. 1
PO Box 10829,                                                                            May 19, 2010
Tallahassee, FL 32302-2829                                                       Terms: 30 Days

Description of Services                                                                 Amount

Faulty & Discredited Testimony                                             $120,693
of George Rekers
 
TV Face Time and No-Bid Contract                                        $2,267,189
for Your Campaign Consultant
 
Partisan Crusade Against Health Care                                 $50,000 and counting
and Lining Pocket of Your  Lobbying Partner

 
Comments:                                                                        Subtotal: $2,437,882
                                                                             Tax:  $00.00
                                                                                               Total:  +$2,437,882
                                                                                    Amount Paid:  $00.00
                                                                                   Amount Due:  +$2,437,882
Payment Information
Please make check payable to:
Florida Division of Treasury
200 E. Gaines Street
Tallahassee, Florida 32399-0301
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