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Florida House dismisses ethics complaint against Rep. Ana Rivas Logan

The Florida House has dismissed an ethics complaint filed against Rep. Ana Rivas Logan.

Former state Rep. J.C. Planas, a lawyer who supports Logan's opponent, fellow Miami Republican Rep. Jose Felix Diaz, had filed a complaint suggesting she had broken House rules when a political committee she is linked to reported raising money during the legislative session.

But the chairman of the House Rules & Calendar committee threw out the complaint, saying it only showed that the Committee of Continuous Existence, Vision 305, raised money during the session -- and not Logan herself. The House does not regulate outside committees.

"The complaint is deficient in that it does not include any evidence that Rep. Logan solicited a campaign contribution during the 2012 Regular Session" in violation of House rules, wrote Rep. Gary Aubuchon, R-Cape Coral.

"The dismissal has cleared my good name that Diaz and Planas attempted to tarnish," Logan said in a text message.

Planas had argued that Vision 305 was intricately associated with Logan and had to follow the same rules. Logan had countered she doesn't run the committee.

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