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Scott pumps another $1.5M into campaign



Republican Rick Scott again dipped into the trust account of his wife, Annette, to pump another $1.5 million into his Let's Get to Work electioneering committee. He's now spent $48.8 million in his campaign account and $12.7 million through the 527 committee.

In addition to the money from his wife's account, Scott's electioneering committee received another $700,000 since its update last week.

That $700k came from 27 donors including:

*$150,000 from Blue Cross/Blue Shield. The state's largest health insurer has given Scott's committee $300,000.

*$125,000 from Automated Healthcare Solutions, a Miramar-based company opposed to legislation favored by Scott's opponent, Democrat Alex Sink. The legislation was aimed at reducing the cost of prescription drugs in the state's workers' compensation program. The company also gave $25,000 in September.

*$25,000 from the Florida Medical Association, which also opposes the workers comp/prescription drug bill.

*$100,000 from the Florida Chamber and a political action committee tied to the chamber's president. The chamber and its affiliated groups have now given $300,000 to Scott's committee.

*$12,500 from Alico Inc., the agriculture/development business run by Florida Senate budget chief J.D. Alexander.

*$25,000 from Freedom First Committee, the group run by incoming Senate President Mike Haridopolos, whose group receive a $25,000 check two days earlier from the Florida Medical Association-funded Citizens for Honesty in Politics.

[Last modified: Wednesday, October 27, 2010 9:20pm]


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