The Crooked Candidate 2010 list published by Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, CREW, still includes Florida Gov. Charlie Crist, Kendrick Meek, Marco Rubio and Allen West, all four running for federal office in Florida.
Democrat Jeff Greene was on the list until his defeat last week by Meek in the recent Democratic Senate primary. CREW has Meek, a long time elected official, on its list for his relationship with Dennis Stackhouse and Wackenhut Corrections Firm.
Meek faces Crist, independent, and Marco Rubio, Republican, in November for a seat in the U.S. Senate.
Crist is on the CREW list because of his ties to Republican Party of Florida Chairman Jim Greer — who “is now facing six counts of grand theft, fraud and money laundering.”
According to CREW, Marco Rubio, former Florida Speaker of the House, has been involved in seven different issues, including an IRS examination of “records to determine if Mr. Rubio and other party leaders personally benefited from the credit card scheme” that happened on Greer’s watch.
Republican Allen West will face Democrat Ron Klein in November for the U.S. Congress District 22 seat. West, a retired Army colonel, “was stripped of his command and forced to resign for assaulting an Iraqi [policeman Yehiya Kadoori Hamoodi] during a harsh interrogation,” says the CREW list.