Less than 24 hours after Commissioner of Agriculture Democrat Nikki Fried filed to run for governor, a Republican senator wants to dig into her finances.
That senator is chairman of the Republican Party Joe Gruters. He claims Fried earned far more than she first reported.
He’s asking Naples Republican Senator Kathleen Passidomo-Dist. 28, who chairs the state rules committee to investigate further.
“The complaint alleges that she improperly took or didn’t report funds from her lobbying firm,” Passidomo said.
The letter from Gruters said Fried’s first report in 2018...