[UPDATE] McCollum Asks Florida Ethics Panel About Lobbying

By: AP
By: AP

Tallahassee, Florida (AP) --

The Florida Ethics Commission has approved an advisory opinion saying Attorney General Bill McCollum cannot lobby the governor and Cabinet members for at least two years after leaving office.

The opinion adopted Friday, October 22 also says McCollum cannot lobby a variety of agencies those officials jointly oversee. He can,
however, lobby their staffs, except for Cabinet aides.

The guidelines also apply to other Cabinet members and governors
when they leave office. McCollum becomes a private citizen again
Jan. 4.

Rather than seek re-election this year, McCollum ran for
governor but lost in the Republican primary to political newcomer
Rick Scott, whom he finally endorsed Friday.

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Tallahassee, Florida (AP) --

A proposed Florida Ethics Commission advisory opinion says Attorney General Bill McCollum cannot lobby the governor and Cabinet members for at least two years after leaving office.

The commission will consider the staff-recommended opinion Oct.
22.

It says he cannot lobby the governor or members of the Florida
Cabinet members, which includes the attorney general, individually
or collectively or the agencies they jointly oversee.

McCollum could, though, lobby the governor's and Cabinet
members' staff except for the attorney general's office and Cabinet
aides.

The commission did not honor a request by McCollum to keep his
name off the opinion.

McCollum ran for governor this year but lost in the Republican
primary.


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