FLA DEMS ASK WILL THE GOP STAND WITH VERN BUCHANAN?
Release New Video Highlighting the Corrupt Congressman’s Growing Ethics Investigations
TALLAHASSEE, FL — Following a Boehner-Buchanan fundraiser in Sarasota this weekend, the Florida Democratic Party is releasing a new video asking: “Will the GOP Stand with Buchanan?” Buchanan, who is the Finance Chairman of the NRCC this cycle, has been under investigation by the House Ethics Committee, the FBI, FEC, and a federal grand jury in Tampa for improper and potentially illegal campaign finance violations [New York Times, 2/23/2012]. Buchanan has also been named as “One of the Most Corrupt Politicians in Washington” by the watchdog group CREW. This new video follows a Sarasota based ad campaign launched this weekend by the DCCC targeting Buchanan over his fundraising misdeeds [Politico 3/3/2012].
“Majority Leader Canter told us that there would be a zero tolerance policy towards ethics violations: now it’s time for him to put his money where his mouth is,” said Florida Democratic Party spokesman David Bergstein. “Vern Buchanan is a corrupt, embarrassment to Florida families who leans on donors like the used car salesman that he is. With John Boehner raising funds with Buchanan this weekend, the question remains: does the GOP stand with the embattled, corrupt politicians like Buchanan — because Florida families sure don’t.”