Democrats Respond to GOP Photos

Posted at 4:32 PM, Sep 26, 2014
and last updated 2014-09-26 12:41:15-04

TALLAHASSEE, FL. (WTXL) - Florida Democratic Party Chair Allison Tant said Friday that the Rick Scott campaign attempted to intimidate supporters of Charlie Crist, by photographing license plates and shouting at people attending a fundraiser in Tallahassee earlier this week. The fundraiser for Crist, the Democratic nominee for governor, was held at Tant's home in Tallahassee Tuesday night, as first reported by the Associated Press. Tant says, she can find no good reason why the protestors were in front of her home taking photos of cars entering, other than to bully guests. Tant says, many of the people attending the event work for the state and may not want it known by Scott that they support Crist.

Allison Tant with the Chair, Florida Democratic Party says, "We get to take a stand with our voices, with our presence and with our dollars for whom we choose to support without any kind of dictatorial backlash for doing that."

Photographing license plates is not illegal, but only law enforcement is allowed to run tags through a database for information. Both Scott and Crist are regularly followed by campaign trackers, who show up at events hoping to catch the opposing candidate saying something that could later be used against them.

Tant says, that is fair game at public rallies, but not during closed fundraisers at private homes.