Florida Democrats raise $1.8 million
Some of the same interests that fueled the Republican Party of Florida's $7.5 million fund-raising haul helped state Democrats, just in smaller numbers to the minority party among state lawmakers.
The Florida Democratic Party took in $1.8 million for the final three months of 2011. The big givers were Disney at $155,000,the Seminole Tribe at $105,000, and Genting $103,000 -- interests involved in one of the top issues in front of lawmakers, gaming.
TECO Energy gave $92,500 among utility companies.