Florida Republican Plays Pivotal Role in Al Sharpton Campaign

february 10, 2004  12:22 pm
" Roger Stone, the longtime Republican dirty-tricks operative who led the mob that shut down the Miami-Dade County recount and helped make George W. Bush president in 2000, is financing, staffing, and orchestrating the presidential campaign of Reverend Al Sharpton," the senior editor of The Village Voice reports. Wayne Barrett leads a team of reporters and researchers who uncover Stone's role in Sharpton's campaign and trace the Republican's subsidies to Sharpton's National Action Network. "Stone is apparently confident that he can use the Democrat-bashing preacher to damage the party's eventual nominee," Barrett writes.