Okaloosa Democrats, Republicans speak about campaign finance

Published: Friday, August 8, 2014 at 04:15 PM.

The Okaloosa County Republican Executive Committee and Okaloosa County's Florida Democratic Party have united for a common cause: to speak out about election reforms.

"When you see that an ad is paid for by The Friends of Snidely Whiplash, go to the Division of Elections website ... find out who’s behind it," Gaye Ellis, the Republican's chairwoman, said today in a public statement.

Using Tallahassee-based political action committees to give "hard" and "soft" money to finance local elections is among "shameful, reckless legal tactics to try and win a county election," John Whitley, state committeeman of the Democrats group, said in a public statement.

Both groups presented their statements at noon outside the Water and Sewer Building in Fort Walton Beach.

Dan Krassner of Integrity Florida couldn't attend but also issued a statement. 

Click for Ellis', Whitley's and Krassner's complete statements. 

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