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Crist one of top recipients of bundled cash

A new Washington Post analysis lists Charlie Crist as one of the top 10 national recipients of bundled cash from lobbyists. Crist's U.S. Senate campaign, while he was a Republican, took in $320,924, according to FEC data. That put him in the same circle as Chuck Schumer ($672,475) and Harry Reid ($429,950).

The Post story is here, and here's an earlier story from Beth Reinhard.

Who was raising all that money for Crist? A good part -- $173,700 -- came from Marty Fiorentino, a Jacksonville lobbyist who represents AT&T, Fidelity National Financial and CSX Transportation.

[Last modified: Thursday, September 9, 2010 10:40am]


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