Note: This blog's templates will be updated this afternoon to a responsive design bringing it in line with MiamiHerald.com.

At that time, we will also change to the Facebook commenting system. You will need to log in with a Facebook account in order to comment.

« Cuban perks under review during immigration-reform overhaul | Main | Fasano to shutter his political committee, give cash to charity »

PolitiFact Florida: Weatherford claim on campaign contribution limits is False

Florida House Speaker Will Weatherford does not have kind words for the state's $500 limit on individual campaign contributions.

He’s called the cap archaic, emasculating and ineffective, saying lawmakers bypass the $500 per election threshold by raising unlimited amounts of money from loosely regulated political committees.

Weatherford, R-Wesley Chapel, says increasing the limit on individual campaign contributions will make Florida’s campaign finance system more transparent.

"We have the second-lowest contribution limit in the entire country," Weatherford said in driving home the point to news editors and reporters in Tallahassee on Jan. 30, 2013.

Really? Check out the fact-check on his claim here.

Comments