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RGA sends Florida GOP another $2 m check, Democrat governors answer

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September

The Republican Party of Florida is pretty broke but today the money is flowing. The party found $1,302,720 million to buy ads yesterday, another round of attack ads aimed at Democrat Alex Sink. According to The Fix, the cash is another $2 million gift from the Republican Governor's Association. The RGA already spent $2 million prior to the primary hitting Sink.

The Democratic Governor's Association is sending money as well, although with a lot less cash. It sent a check to the Florida Democratic Party for $1 million to be spent hoisting Sink's gubernatorial bid.

Remember one reason why this race is more important nationally than the U.S. Senate race: reapportionment. In Florida, the governor gets veto power over the Congressional redistricting plan in 2012, a presidential election year, and Florida is expected to get one more seat, something both parties would dearly love to shape.

Meanwhile, Rick Scott right now is at the Associated Industries of Florida headquarters in the capital city for a fundraiser. AIF is the epitome of insiderville, home to some of the state's largest corporations and those willing to pay enough to hire them to lobby. It's also the place where Scott used to go as a one-time member of the AIF board.

 

[Last modified: Thursday, September 9, 2010 11:26am]

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