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Sugar dollars pour into pro-Smith group



Big Sugar has helped Rod Smith's bid for governor in a big way. But the industry's largess may prove to be a headache.

A political group formed to promote Smith's candidacy received $295,000 from U.S. Sugar Corp. of Clewiston and its subsidiaries, according to federal tax records.

Smith, a state senator from Alachua, said he was "enormously comfortable" with the contributions. Story here.

[Last modified: Wednesday, September 15, 2010 3:07pm]


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