Scott Wagman to challenge Florida law on internet ads

08/10/09 Mitch E. Perry
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St. Petersburg mayoral candidate Scott Wagman said today that he will fight charges that his internet ads violated state law.

Several weeks ago the Florida Elections Commission told Wagman that the ads might violate state law, because they do not contain the disclaimer about who paid for the ads.

But Wagman says that internet ads are different. The issue concerns small ads — actually hypertext links — on Web sites such as Facebook or Google.

Mitch Kates is the campaign manager for Scott Wagman (roll tape#1 o.q.”fighting for this”)

The next debate amongst the candidates for Mayor is taking place tonight.

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The issue concerns Wagman asking for forgiveness rather than permission. He could have easily gotten an opinion from the FEC. For the original article about this guy's brazen violation of election law, visit:

Oh, Peter, Peter. With your rap sheet, you're hardly in the place to give legal advice or moral standards. Let's face it, you're the odd man out on this argument. And Mr. Wagman will set precedent and get votes as a result of all your hard work.

Right, there is just going to be so many people rushing to the polls, saying "I want Scott because he put up Google ads."