Nursing home company becomes a top Scott donor
The biggest nursing home company in Florida has become one of the top donors to Florida Gov. Rick Scott’s political action committee, new campaign records show.
Consulate Health Care, a Tampa-based company, sent Scott’s Let’s Get to Work Committee a $100,000 check two weeks ago, becoming among an elite set of 11 donors who have given Scott at least at least $100,000 this year.
Consulate runs more than 200 centers in 21 states, including 80 in Florida, according to its website.
The Florida Chamber of Commerce, Walt Disney World Parks and Resorts, Associated Industries of Florida and Tampa Bay Lightning owner Jeffrey Vinik are the only donors to give more to Scott’s committee this year.
All told, Scott has now raised $3.8 million in his Let’s Get to Work Committee in 2015, even though he is term limited and cannot seek re-election. Though there is speculation Scott is building up for a run for the U.S. Senate in 2018, he has refused to discuss his future election plans.
Here’s a list of Scott’s donors who have given at least $100,000 this year:
Florida Chamber of Commerce - $500,000
Walt Disney World Parks and Resorts - $252,500
Jeffrey Vinik, Tampa Bay Lightning owner - $200,000
Associated Industries of Florida - $150,000
Voice of Florida Business, a PAC with ties to AIF – $130,000
Florida Jobs PAC, a PAC with ties to the Florida Chamber - $110,000
Consulate Health Care, Florida’s largest nursing home provider - $100,000
Lawrence DeGeorge, runs a charitible trust in Jupiter, FL - $100,000
Floridians for a Stronger Democracy, a political committee with ties to AIF - $100,000
Daniel Doyle Jr., Tampa Bay resident and CEO of DEX Imaging Inc - $100,000
Intervest Construction, homebuilder based in Daytona Beach - $100,000