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In the final days of the 2017 legislative session, as Tallahassee obsessed over whether a budget deal might happen or implode like Frank Artiles’ political career, Florida House Speaker Richard Corcoran decided he could use some friendly P.R. Corcoran’s political committee, Florida Roundtable, paid $20,000 to Extensive Enterprises, the St. Petersburg-based media firm that works for several big lobbying shops and runs the FloridaPolitics web site.
“When allocations come down, it has to be recognized – again – the masterful play by @RichardCorcoran,” the company’s president, Peter Schorsch, gushed on Twitter the same day Corcoran made the payment.
After the session finally ended, Schorsch crowned Corcoran the biggest winner: “He’s the master of the House. No, make that the Capitol….Light up another Montecristo: This ride is just gettin’ started.”
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