The pro-Crist committee is at least the fifth 527 formed to affect the governor’s race and has raised the most money so far.
Gallagher soon will benefit from another new 527, called the Coalition to Protect the American Dream. President Mike Hanna is a Gallagher supporter who recently returned to politics after serving as chief of staff at the Florida Department of Corrections.Hanna, who was political director of Gov. Jeb Bush’s re-election in 2002, said the committee will “support probusiness leaders” in the 2006 campaign. Story is here.