“This is gutter politics,” said Brian Tannebaum, an ethics expert at Bast Amron. “This is exactly the type of conduct that causes the Florida Supreme Court to remove a judge, and in the Santino case they made that clear.”
August 15, 2022 at 05:19 PM
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What You Need to Know
- A candidate in a judicial election could face disciplinary action whether he prevails against his incumbent opponent or not.
- Any disciplinary action could depend on whether the candidate was aware that his brother’s political action committee sent out a mailer attacking the incumbent.
- The election is on Aug. 23, but the Miami-Dade Supervisor of Elections has since distributed early and absentee voting ballots.
No one has proven a direct connection between an attorney running for a judgeship on the Miami-Dade Circuit Court bench in the Aug. 23 election and a political action committee supporting his brother.
But the following question has emerged: Did the judicial candidate know about an alleged improper disclosure the PAC made against his political opponent?
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