State Won't Appeal Campaign-Finance Ruling

Florida's Secretary of State office will not appeal a court ruling that struck a key provision of the state's campaign finance law. The decision gave Republican candidate Rick Scott the ability to exceed the state's $24.9 million spending cap in his bid for governor without worries that his leading GOP rival Bill McCollum would benefit. A week ago, the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals granted Scott an injunction to block the so-called millionaire's provision, which would have given McCollum state money to match every dollar Scott spent above the cap.
August 5, 2010
 

Florida's Secretary of State office will not appeal a court ruling that struck a key provision of the state's campaign finance law. The decision gave Republican candidate Rick Scott the ability to exceed the state's $24.9 million spending cap in his bid for governor without worries that his leading GOP rival Bill McCollum would benefit. A week ago, the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals granted Scott an injunction to block the so-called millionaire's provision, which would have given McCollum state money to match every dollar Scott spent above the cap.

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