A governor’s race doesn’t seem to go by in Florida without Democrats ending up in a circular firing squad.
A disgruntled Nan Rich supporter was the unwitting bullet this time.
Angered with the way the Miami-Dade Democratic Executive Committee treated her, party member Barbara Walters secretly filed an obscure tax complaint with the IRS last October — and then she leaked the information recently to a conservative-website columnist dedicated to tearing down Crist.
The story targeted the county party’s leader, Annette Taddeo, just after Crist coincidentally chose her to be his running mate.
IRS Investigating a 537 Consulting-Related, Tax-Violations Complaint Against Annette Taddeo, read the Sunshine State News headline, which wondered why the mainstream news media wasn’t looking into the case.
For starters, the complaint about employee classification for tax purposes is without merit, experts say.
And the story’s headline is false.
There is no IRS “investigation,” federal law-enforcement sources confirmed to the Miami Herald. Also, the story drips with hyperbole, misleading innuendo and, in one case, a statement that Walters said is “totally inaccurate.”