Oops. It appears that the fundraiser set for this afternoon's Florida State University-University of Miami game in Tallahassee will still go on as planned. Rep. Franklin Sands, when asked about it earlier this week, said that the Saturday fundraiser had been scrapped because of the death of his mother. But Sands called back and said he was talking about a different fundraiser that had been scheduled in Broward County.
So the House Democrats fundraiser at the game, which required a minimum contribution of $1,000 to the Florida Democratic Party, is still a go. Sands, however, said no House members planned to attend today's event. Fundraising during special sessions is prohibited _ but House lawyers have recently said that members could go to party fundraisers as long as the members name was not on the invitation.