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Dean Cannon's $365K pre-session fundraising haul

Boy, did we miss this. House Speaker Dean Cannon's new political committee, Florida Freedom Council, pulled in $364,500 in just one week before the start of session. The Capitol Press Corps can't complain because some of the money was used to purchase Press Skit tickets, clearly a political manuever that ensured freedom in Florida for the "council."

The contributors are a who's who of who wants what during the legislative session:

 $  25,000.00 BLUE CROSS BLUE SHIELD OF FLORIDA
 $  25,000.00 THE GEO GROUP, INC
 $  25,000.00 REALTORS PAC FLORIDA
 $  25,000.00 UNITED STATES SUGAR CORPORATION
 $    2,500.00 FLORIDA PODIATRY PAC
 $    5,000.00 JAKS TRUST, LLC
 $    7,500.00 RIVERSTONE CLAIMS MANAGEMENT, LLC
 $    5,000.00 DAVID GRIFFIN CONSULTING
 $  25,000.00 MARSHALL THOMAS BURNETT, PL
 $  25,000.00 INTERNATIONAL INTERNET TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
 $  25,000.00 FLORIDA MEDICAL ASSOCIATION, PAC
 $  20,000.00 MILLENNIUM LABORATORIES, INC
 $  10,000.00 AUTOMATED HEALTHCARE SOLUTIONS, LLC
 $    5,000.00 HCR MANORCARE
 $    5,000.00 HOMEWISE MANAGEMENT COMPANY
 $    5,000.00 HOMEWISE MANAGEMENT COMPANY
 $  25,000.00 DISNEY WORLDWIDE SERVICES, INC
 $    5,000.00 MEADOWBROOK, INC
 $  10,000.00 UNITED GROUP UNDERWRITERS, INC
 $  10,000.00 DOSAL TOBACCO CORPORATION
 $    5,000.00 SOUTHERN FIDELITY INSURANCE COMPANY
 $    5,000.00 CAPITOL PREFERRED INSURANCE COMPANY, INC
 $    5,000.00 HEALTH MANAGEMENT ASSOCIATES
 $  15,000.00 HARTMAN & TYNER, INC
 $    5,000.00 LARRY J OVERTON & ASSOCIATES, INC
 $    2,000.00 FLORIDA HORSEMEN'S BENEVOLENT AND PROTECTIVE ASSOCIATION/PAC
 $    5,000.00 AZTEC GROUP, INC
 $    2,500.00 ACTION FOR BEHAVIORAL HEALTHCARE
 $  25,000.00 FLORIDA CRYSTAL CORPORATION
 $    5,000.00 PREFERRED CARE PARTNERS HOLDING CORP

Marc Caputo

[Last modified: Sunday, May 1, 2011 12:13am]

    

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