Florida House Candidate Accused of Lying About College Degree, NRA Rating

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Miami University: We have no such record of a degree

Melissa Howard, a Republican running for a Florida state House seat, has been accused of lying about her academic credentials. (Facebook Image)

(FOX NEWS) – A Republican candidate for a Florida state House seat is facing questions about whether she actually graduated from Miami University in Ohio.

After questions arose about Melissa Howard’s academic credentials, the state House candidate posted a photo of what she said was a copy of her transcripts to Facebook. She also sent photos of what she said was her diploma to media outlets, the Sarasota Herald-Tribune reported.

But Robin Parker, general counsel for Miami University, told the Herald-Tribune that Howard never graduated from the college and questioned the diploma’s authenticity.

He said the diploma Howard produced doesn’t match those issued in 1994 or 1996, the years she claimed she graduated, or any year.

“The picture of the diploma shows that Melissa Marie Fox received a Bachelor of Science in Marketing degree from Miami University on December 20, 1996,” Parker told the newspaper, using Howard’s maiden name. “We have no such record of a degree.”

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