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Tony Fabrizio has to love sugar daddy Rick Scott



We're going to go out on a limb with this prediction: If we get to the point where prominent Republicans worried about losing the governor's mansion start urging Rick Scott to drop out of the race to make room for a stronger Republican pollster Tony Fabrizio and fundraiser Meredith O'Rourke won't be among them.

Gary Fineout reports that the Florida GOP has paid Fabrizio's firm nearly $600,000 since August, including $170,000 in December and $277,000 in March. Scott's Let's Get to Work political committee paid another $32,000 to Fabrizio. O'Rourke, who used to work for Charlie Crist, has earned at least $110,000 so far this year.

[Last modified: Wednesday, April 17, 2013 10:33am]


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