Published: Oct 25, 2011 10:15 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Florida's top legislators aren't in any hurry to set up so-called leadership funds.
    
State lawmakers last spring promised that the public would get to know more about the connection between large political contributions and what happens in the halls of the state Capitol.
    
That was the argument behind a push to create new pools of campaign contributions known as affiliated party committees that are set up and controlled by legislative leaders from both parties.
    
No lawmakers have chosen to set up the accounts although some GOP legislative leaders say they have not ruled them out.
    
That's a turnaround from the fierce partisan debate that overshadowed the creation of the funds, when Republicans pushed back against Democratic attacks on the funds by saying they would bring transparency into political fundraising.

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