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How fast is Rick Scott reeling in money? $88k-a-day



We were wrong. Back in August we were skeptical that Rick Scott would actually accomplish what he told National Review: "I will have $25 million in the bank by the end of the year and will use it in early 2014 to define my opponent."

It just seemed too much of a reach for Scott to raise another $12-million in five months that included the doldrums of November and December.

Well, as of today Scott's Let's Get to Work Committee has raised $25,727,642 since January, 2011 and spent $3,629,000 - which leaves him with just shy of $23-million. That averages out to Scott raising roughly $88,000 every day since Aug 1. Every hour of every day since Aug. 1 patriots stepped up to give the multimillionaire governor's committee more than $3,600.

Makes you proud to be an American, doesn't it? We won't doubt Gov. Scott's fundraising predictions again.

[Last modified: Friday, December 20, 2013 5:48pm]


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