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GOP heavy-hitter$ lining up for Rick Scott and Jeb may join unity tour



The GOP establishment essentially locked down  Florida Republican money for Bill McCollum during the primary, but now it looks like Republican lobbyists/fundraisers/legislative leaders are jumping as fast as they can to get on the Rick Scott train. Check out this e-mail from lobbyist Marty Fiorentino:

Subject: Reception for Rick Scott - Tuesday, August 31
Please join John Falconetti, John Rood, Lenny Curry, Travis Hutson and me on Tuesday afternoon at a small reception with Rick Scott, who will be in Jacksonville.  John and Shannon Falconetti have graciously agreed to host a small group at their home at ...  from 4:45-6:00 p.m. on Tuesday so we can get to know Rick better. We hope you will consider bringing 5 checks or $2,500.  Checks should be made out to "Rick Scott for Governor."  This will be a good opportunity for us to come together after a tough primary and support our candidate for Governor.  We also understand Governor Jeb Bush and/or Senator Martinez may be traveling with the Scotts.  Please RSVP to Kate Wallace in my office...

[Last modified: Thursday, September 9, 2010 10:25am]


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