A Democratic legislator from Orlando tried to get $50,000 in state funding for the controversial group ACORN in the 2007 legislative session, the same time his wife was working as a lobbyist for the organization, records show.
Rep. Scott Randolph (above left) was seeking money for the Central Florida ACORN Institute Financial Justice Center, which provides tax preparation services for the poor.
His wife, Susannah Lindberg, registered as a lobbyist during the 2007 session.
Normally a failed funding request that old would disappear into the legislative ether. But the widening national controversy over ACORN has renewed criticism over the group's dealings in Florida, including bogus voter registrations forms.