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Will McCollum Condone or Condemn Cronyism With Campaign Cash At Stake?

For Immediate Release: Feb. 6, 2010
Will McCollum Condone or Condemn Cronyism With Campaign Cash At Stake?
Despite the scandals of cronyism-at-all-cost that some critics would say cost Rudy Giuliani the Republican Presidential nomination in 2007 and early 2008, the Florida GOP gubernatorial hopeful and long-time Giuliani ally Bill McCollum made the former Presidential hopeful star of his campaign, Saturday in Orlando.
“Rudy Giuliani became the poster-boy for political cronyism during the Bernard Kerick scandal, and despite recent revelations of the level of corruption, Bill McCollum is still using his connections with Giuliani to raise money for his campaign,” Florida Democratic Party Spokesman Eric Jotkoff said. “Does Bill McCollum condone or condemn the kind of political cronyism Giuliani’s promotion of Kerick embodied?”
Newly Released Legal Papers Showed “Hints Of The Lumps” That Giuliani’s Reputation Would Have Taken In The Kerik Trial.  Last month, The Village Voice reported that “buried in court legal papers that were not released until weeks after Kerik’s guilty plea [in November 2009] are some strong hints of the lumps that the reputation of New York’s legendary former chief executive might have taken had the Kerik case gone to trial.”


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