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For $50 Grand, Your Photo With Crist



Chasing that lofty $30-million fund-raising goal, Charlie Crist is on a feverish pace all over the state. He is going to nightly fund-raising receptions where donors must give or raise at least $10,000 to the Republican Party to get in the door. For $50K, donors get to attend a VIP reception and be photographed with the Republican nominee.

Last night one such event was held at the home of Kelly and Stuart Lasher in Tampa. Stu Lasher is a St. Petersburg native who is co-chairman of Lifestyle Family Fitness, a chain of health clubs, He also owns a luxurious Gulfstream III jet that Crist has used in his campaign.

Here are the listed statewide finance chairs of the big-money events: Brian Ballard, Paul Bradshaw, Dr. and Mrs. Charles Crist, Tom DeRita, Greg Eagle, Todd Farha, Jim Horne, Marty Fiorentino, Mark Guzzetta, Dr. gary Kompothecras, David Rancourt, Henry Rodriguez and Brent Sembler.

[Last modified: Wednesday, September 15, 2010 12:47pm]


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