Tag: corruption

Danny McAuliffeDecember 13, 2018

The culmination of a years-long public corruption investigation in the capital city isn’t spoiling John Dailey‘s spirit. Instead, the new Tallahassee Mayor sees the recent 44-count indictment of City Commissioner Scott Maddox as a chance to reset the city’s tainted brand. “It’s our responsibility as the leaders of Tallahassee to turn this page, write the next […]

Danny McAuliffeDecember 12, 2018

Tallahassee City Commissioner Scott Maddox and Downtown Improvement Authority Executive Director Paige Carter-Smith on Wednesday pleaded not guilty to public corruption charges in a 44-count federal indictment. Gov. Rick Scott later in the day signed an executive order indefinitely suspending Maddox from office without pay, saying it was “in the best interests of the residents of […]

Scott PowersOctober 29, 2018

After railing against his opponent’s potential role in a scandal in Tallahassee, Republican gubernatorial nominee Ron DeSantis vowed Sunday that, if elected Governor, he’ll impanel a statewide grand jury to investigate local corruption. But that’s something he can’t do without the concurrence of the state’s highest court. Moreover, investigating “local” crimes isn’t the scope of […]

Scott PowersOctober 11, 2018

Several Florida sheriffs lash out at an attack ad supporting Republican gubernatorial nominee Ron DeSantis as “false”, “pathetic”, and “just not true” as they ride to the aid of Democratic gubernatorial nominee Andrew Gillum. In the 30-second commercial “Tell You” released by Gillum’s campaign, five county sheriffs [all Democrats] denounce a television commercial from the […]

Ryan NicolAugust 30, 2018

The Republican Governors Association (RGA) is out with a new digital campaign targeting Democratic nominee Andrew Gillum, attempting to highlight past controversies during his time as Tallahassee’s mayor. The ad begins with text asking, “Who is Andrew Gillum?” It then attempts to answer that question with a series of newscasts covering reports on Gillum’s political past. […]


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