These days, there are cameras pretty much everywhere—sometimes even where they’re not expected.
Lobbyists and legislators who make their homes on the 6th floor of the “Tennyson” condominium near the Capitol were the subject of unwanted scrutiny via a secret spy camera hidden in the building during the last week of this year’s legislative session.
Some weeks later, Republican Senator Jack Latvala (recently on record for an impassioned plea to the Florida legislature and the governor to extend accommodations to Puerto Ricans displaced to the state by tropical storms) was also caught on camera kissing both the cheek and mouth of a female lobbyist in the parking lot of a Tallahassee restaurant.
Latvala denied the interaction had romantic undertones, stating that it was “nothing I’m ashamed of,” and the lobbyist in question said the same.
Another Senator—Jeff Clemens of Lake Worth, a Democrat—was forced to resign Friday following an affair with a lobbyist.