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Crist trumpets early fundraising blitz, still lags behind Scott



In just a little less than a month, Charlie Crist raised about $2.96 million in his bid to reclaim the governor's office from Rick Scott.

While that is impressive, especially for a non-incumbent Florida Democrat, it still trailed what Scott was able to raise -- about $5.8 million. All told, Scott has raised about $42 million.

Still, even with that $39 million gap, Crist made it seem like November was a magical time for his fundraising team.

Check out Tuesday's press release from his campaign:

Rick Scott says he will have more money than any politician in the history of Florida politics. But he doesn’t have the people.

Every public and private poll says that the people of Florida want to be back in charge.

And today, I’m humbled to announce that between Charlie Crist for Florida and our campaign, we raised about 3 million dollars in just over three weeks.  More than 3,500 of you contributed directly to our campaign. You are incredible. Thank you.

While Rick Scott shakes down a few gigantic special interests, I will continue to be inspired by you, the people.

I work for you. Always have, Always will.

God bless you,



[Last modified: Tuesday, December 10, 2013 8:01pm]


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