The First District Court of Appeal has ruled that election supervisors can put up notices informing voters that a vote for former U.S. Rep. Mark Foley is actually a vote for State Sen. Joe Negron. The appeals court overturned a lower court decision that blocked the supervisors from putting up the notices. The court, however, said that the notices could not just mention Negron, but must also mention Democratic candidate Tim Mahoney as well as other candidates on the ballot.
The three-judge panel said the initial notice proposal from Secretary of State Sue Cobb "may be suggested as favorism" on behalf of Negron. Click here to read the ruling:Download court_ruling.pdf
The Florida Democratic Party said it will not appeal the decision.