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Haridopolos uses campaign committee to fuel Rick Scott, Marco Rubio, Chris Christie



Former state Senate President Mike Haridopolos is breaking out the checkbook.

This year he has used the campaign committee from his failed U.S. Senate bid to donate to Gov. Rick Scott, Sen. Marco Rubio and Gov. Chris Christie, recently released FEC reports show.

Haridopolos gave $35,000 to Scott's Let's Get to Work fund; $5,000 to Rubio's Reclaim America PAC; and $2,500 to Christie's re-election effort. He also gave money to Florida Rep. Ted Yoho. One of his biggest donations, in May, was $25,000 to American Action Network, a Republican group that is trying to sell immigration reform to conservatives.

Haridopolos, now a Tallahassee lobbyist, still has $1.3 million in the Friends of Mike H account, records show.

[Last modified: Tuesday, August 27, 2013 6:06pm]


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