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Happy election season: Ethics complaints filed in 2 Florida House races in Miami

'Tis the season for ethics complaints (and lawsuits and cease-and-desist letters) in political campaigns leading up to next Tuesday's primary election.

Two ethics complaints have recently been filed in separate Florida House races in Miami: one against state Rep. Jeanette Nuñez, a Miami Republican seeking reelection, and the other against Mark Weithorn, a Democratic candidate in Miami Beach.

The complaint against Nuñez is over mail sent by her legislative office to voters outside of her current district, in apparent violation of a House policy. It was filed by Silvio Amico, who has contributed to Nuñez's opponent, Libby Perez. He also filed the same complaint with the Florida Elections Commission.

Nuñez has said her office mailers should not have gone out to people outside of her district, and that she gave strict staff instructions to that effect.

The complaint against Weithorn is over his failure to disclose a $13,500 judgment against him in his financial disclosure form. The complaint was filed by Alan Geffin, an attorney for Weithorn's former business partner who has contributed to the campaign of Adam Kravitz, one of Weithorn's opponents.

Weithorn, who has hired a lawyer to review his financial disclosures, said in a statment that he will file an amended report "in an abundance of caution."

"It's dirty politics as usual," he said of the complaint.

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Marie Alexander

I will not be casing my vote for Nunez, she is a lobbyist and unethical

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