Rick Scott approaches $3 million for inaugural
Incoming Gov. Rick Scott has collected $2.8 million for his inaugural celebration, according to contribution reports posted Monday. Money-raisers expect to exceed $3 million by next week.
The contribution report continues to read like a who's-who of Tallahassee special interests.
Some of the names and companies added to the list include: Altria, formerly known as Philip Morris, the big tobacco company that wants the state to make Dosal start paying into Florida's landmark tobacco settlement case; Dosal, the Opa-Locka-based cigarette maker that wants to avoid the surcharge; the St. Joe Company; Tampa Bay Downs; and Las Vegas Sands.