The non-profit organization Farm Share has axed a planned food distribution in Miami Gardens Thursday after concerns were raised regarding a post from Senate candidate Daphne Campbell linking the event to her campaign.
Farm Share is a 501(c)(3) organization. According to the IRS, such organizations “are absolutely prohibited from directly or indirectly participating in, or intervening in, any political campaign on behalf of (or in opposition to) any candidate for elective public office.”
Campbell, a former state Senator now seeking a return to the body, was set to be featured as a guest at Thursday’s event. In promotional materials on Farm Share’s website, Campbell was identified as a “Former Florida Senator.”
That is, there was no link between the group and Campbell’s current campaign for Senate District 35.
But on Campbell’s Facebook page, a different poster surfaced. That one identified Campbell as a “candidate” for “Senate District 35.” It also read, “Approved By Daphne Campbell For Florida State Senate District 35.”
Both posters are viewable at the end of this post.
The version uploaded by Campbell did not explicitly state that Farm Share had endorsed her campaign. But when contacted by Florida Politics, a Farm Share