Gambling Parlors Under Criminal Investigation Donated Widely To Florida OfficialsStrip-mall parlors with slot-like computer games such as those targeted in a state racketeering and conspiracy investigation have contributed about $100,000 over the past four years to local candidates in Florida, including a sheriff whose agency was a part of the probe.
House Votes To Raise Campaign Contribution Limits By ThousandsCampaign contribution limits would soar from $500 to $5,000 for statewide candidates and $3,000 for legislative and other candidates under a wide-ranging bill passed by the House on Friday.
Millions Flow into Party Accounts Before SessionTallahassee, Fla. (AP) — Florida Republicans and Democrats took in millions in the last three months of the year, as companies involved in a contentious fight over casinos in the Sunshine State poured tens of thousands into party campaign accounts.
What donors? Super PACs Buy Time to Keep SecretsWASHINGTON (AP) — Independent political groups backing top Republican candidates are taking advantage of federal rules that will effectively let them shield the identities of their donors until after key primary elections this month.

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