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Scott Rothstein gave $200K to RGA



CristrothsteinDisgraced fundraiser Scott Rothstein may have been helping Democrat Alex Sink's gubernatorial campaign, but Talking Points Memo reports that he gave $200,000 to the Republican Governors Association:

The week before Rothstein's donation, RGA's annual conference was held in Crist's home state, in Miami (headlined, you may recall, by Sarah Palin). It's possible the Nov. 17, 2008, donation helped burnish Crist's reputation within RGA. Along with Rothstein's, a flurry of other Florida donations were entered for Nov. 17 in the group's post-election IRS filing (read it here).

Questions/musings: Charlie Crist was running for governor (Jeb was the potential U.S. Senate big foot) at the time of this donation, so clearly it was aimed at helping Crist. Will Republican gubernatorial candidate Bill McCollum call on RGA to return the money, as he has with Alex Sink and the state GOP?


[Last modified: Thursday, September 9, 2010 1:06pm]


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