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Rubio super PAC raises $1.7 million



Marco Rubio’s super PAC, Florida First Project, raised $1.7 million in just over a month, including $800,000 from the super PAC that supported Rubio’s presidential run, according to a new FEC filing.

Conservative Solutions PAC transferred $800,000 on July 13, adding to $100,000 it previously gave the new Rubio group, run by many of the same people.

The super PAC that supported Carlos Lopez-Cantera, who exited the race in deference to Rubio, kicked in $100,000.

Other big donors:

Larry Ellison of Oracle gave $100,000; John Rangos Sr., chairman of Chambers Development Co., gave $25,000; Richard Uihlein, CEO of Uline, gave $75,000; Frank VanderSloot gave $250,000, while VanderSloot's business, Melaleuca, gave $250,000.

Geo Group, the private prison operator that suffered a big blow this week, gave $50,000.

[Last modified: Saturday, August 20, 2016 6:36pm]


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