Florida Jobs First, the political action committee that sent fliers last week attacking three Miami lawmakers, registered as an organization under the IRS. But should the group, created by Miami Dolphins owner Stephen Ross, also have filed paperwork with the Florida division of elections?
Yes, said elections attorney J.C. Planas, a former state representative who raised the issue after the Miami Herald reported about the fliers. A spokesman for the PAC disagreed.
The fliers criticized three Miami Republicans -- state Reps. Michael Bileca, Jose Felix Diaz and Carlos Trujillo -- for opposing the Dolphins' quest earlier this year for public dollars to fund part of a $350 million renovation to Sun Life Stadium. That's "electioneering," argued Planas -- the term under Florida law for advocating for or against a political candidate.