The mysterious GOP-connected “progressive” group targeting the Democratic primary frontrunner in a key state Senate race shut itself down sometime in the last week after Democrats filed an elections complaint.
The group’s alleged violations “deprive the public of the ability to know ‘who gave it and who got it,’” according to the complaint, filed with the Florida Election Commission by Democratic field director Jacob Flaherty and sent to the Miami-Dade State Attorney’s Office earlier this month. “Violations of this nature, so close to the election, are especially serious.”
Floridians for Equality and Justice registered with the state on July 21 but had already created a website on June 2, emailed out questionnaires on June 24 and sent out mailers beginning July 18, according to the complaint.
In addition, the group listed itself as its sole contributor of $249,925, listing its “occupation” as “starting balance.”