Florida House Speaker-Designate (R-St. Johns and Flagler Counties) plans a January 10, 2022 fundraiser at a "No Reporters Allowed" private club the night before the 60-day 2022 legislative session commences. Shall we expect video?. (In 2012 Presidential candidate Mitt Romney was video taped by a bartender making his pejorative "47%" remarks to millionaires in West Palm Beach.
Florida House Speaker-Designate PAUL RENNER (R-St. Johns and Flagler Counties), is co-hosting a fundraiser at the "No Reporters Allowed" Governors Club on the eve of the legislative session. The fundraiser is from 5 to 6:30 pm in the Magnolia Room (invitation in story below).
No reporters allowed.
Since it was founded in 1982, Governors Club rules have forbidden reporters in the building. Governors Club rules state no journalists are allowed in the building unless accompanied by a member to hear a speaker, after which the reporter must be escorted off the property.
The Governor's Club rules prevent effective coverage of money in politics, precluding the kind of investigative reporting that network reporters like Brian Ross, Roger Mudd -- and one of my mentors, the late network news investigative field producer Charles C. Thompson, II -- provided their viewers.
With cellular telephone video cameras, any one of the attendees at RENNER's Governors Club fundraiser could share the news with us.
PAUL RENNER is a conflicted corporate defense lawyer with NELSON MULLINS, a large corporate law firm.
PAUL RENNER is a part-time legislator who chairs the House Rules Committee, PAUL RENNER was defeated for a Jacksonville legislative seat, only to move to Palm. Coast and win a special election in 2015, like an alien implant from corporate America.
I wrote about the Governor's Club, this secretive lobbyist lair and corporate oligopolist den of iniquity, back in 2017:
Friday, April 28, 2017
From Florida Politics:
Top House Republicans to hold fundraiser on Session’s eve
By Drew Wilson
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