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The interests most worried about Gov Rick Scott



As Rick Scott freely spends his fortune in his bid to become governor, Republican rival Bill McCollum is fighting to keep up by spending the millions of others.

McCollum's allies make up a long list: Big Sugar, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Progress Energy, real estate developers, road builders, beer distributors, car dealers, nursing homes and wealthy individuals like Fort Lauderdale entrepreneur H. Wayne Huizenga and Dallas philanthropist Peter O'Donnell.

All have written five- and six-figure checks to a pair of political committees controlled by McCollum, the state attorney general, as he battles Scott for the nomination in next Tuesday's primary.

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[Last modified: Thursday, September 9, 2010 10:20am]


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