Breaking down Gov. Rick Scott's $18.5M fundraising haul
Today's front page includes a very visual breakdown of Gov. Rick Scott's fundraising since January 2011, written by Steve Bousquet and Tia Mitchell and designed by Jennifer Wright. An excerpt:
With nearly 2,600 donors to date, Gov. Rick Scott's re-election fundraising strategy is a stark contrast to his 2010 campaign, when he ran as an outsider, was shunned by the Republican Party network and financed his effort with more than $70 million of his money. This time, Scott is the recipient of money from a deep pool of political insiders, and with the election still more than a year away, he runs a lean operation, having spent about 10 cents of every dollar raised.
AVERAGE CONTRIBUTION: $7,134
IN-STATE CONTRIBUTIONS: $16,569,640 (90%)
OUT-OF-STATE CONTRIBUTIONS: $1,928,637 (10%)
Click here to read more about his biggest contributors, biggest contributor groups and which zips codes brought in the most cash.