Senate candidate sued for campaign debt

June 9, 2004 at 9:40 AM

MIAMI, June 9 (UPI) -- A Senate candidate and former head of a conservative watchdog organization has been sued in Miami for failing to pay his bills.

Larry Klayman was sued by the Republican polling firm of Fabrizio, McLaughlin & Associates for reneging on a promise to pay for a $60,000 survey of Florida voters, The Miami Herald reported Wednesday.

He is also in danger of being sued for other debts.

Klayman's federal campaign documents said he is disputing $211,690 in services provided by seven firms, including high-powered Republican consultants, a lawyer and a landlord.

The largest debt is $83,000, allegedly owned to campaign consultant Roger Stone.

Klayman is one of eight candidates for the Senate from Florida.

Klayman, the former head of Judicial Watch, declined to say why he has not paid those bills. In the campaign documents, he described the debts as "disputed."

Klayman is also well known for filing numerous lawsuits.

He is described by The Herald as a "litigious Clinton hounder," referring to his frequent verbal attacks on the former President Bill Clinton.

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