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This one probably won’t decide the race, but ...

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Published:   |   Updated: August 15, 2014 at 05:21 PM

A Florida Highway Patrol spokeswoman said she couldn’t comment on whether what Crist is doing is illegal without knowing more about it.

“Ultimately it would be the responsibility of the company they rented it from whether they’re using it in accordance with state statute,” said FHP Capt. Nancy Rasmussen. “It’s more of an attorney-type question.”

Crist campaign spokesman Brendan Gilfillan’s response: “We were very clear with the company that the bus would be used to educate Floridians about Rick Scott’s failed record, including his $1.3 billion in cuts in K-12 education funding. While it’s not against the law to cut education funding or Bright Futures Scholarships in half, Rick Scott should still apologize.”

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