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The financial upside to Charlie Crist's loss to Marco Rubio

18

June

TALLAHASSEE — Charlie Crist's loss in a U.S. Senate race was a crushing defeat, but it did wonders for his checkbook.

Crist's stock and consulting fees as a former board member of The St. Joe Co., one of the state's biggest landowners, earned him a tidy $378,000. He made nearly $300,000 last year as a member of Morgan & Morgan, a high-profile personal injury law firm.

Crist's book about leaving the Republican Party earned him another $125,000, and he got a $50,000 fee from a Miami building contractor owned by a close friend, Tom Murphy. Murphy's son, U.S. Rep. Patrick Murphy, D-West Palm Beach, is a friend.

In financial documents he filed as a candidate for governor, Crist, a frequent critic of utilities, also disclosed he owns nearly $91,000 in stock in TECO Energy, the corporate parent of Tampa Electric.

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[Last modified: Wednesday, June 18, 2014 1:44pm]

    

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