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Robert Trigaux

From telecom to tobacco, gobs of rich lobbyists vied to influence Florida legislature in 2009

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February

CigaretteAP Wake up and good morning. Ever wonder who are the alpha dog companies and organizations spending the biggest bucks on lobbying our Florida legislators? Your wish is my command. Let's just say the list of groups lobbying is long and oh so diverse, from the deepest of pockets AT&T (what do they want so badly in Florida?) and U.S. Sugar (hey, got to spend those federal subsidies somewhere) to the Florida Association of Nude Recreation (whose lobbyists will give you the shirts of their backs).

Companies that lobby the legislature are supposed to report how much they spend and who they hire. Last year, hundreds of companies spent a total of $116.5 million to try and influence the state Legislature.

I've combed through the complete list (click on it to be fascinated and, perhaps, a bit jaded) for all of 2009. The mega-buck spenders tend to be grouped into predictable categories, like tobacco companies and energy companies that want things much of the public dislikes (cigarettes) or does not like paying for (power plants for electricity).

Here are my favorite Top Ten based on who they are and the larger amounts they spent in 2010:

1. Altria (tobacco company): $625,000.
2. Associated Industries of Florida (pro-business lobbying group): $620,000.
3. AT&T: $1.8 million (looks like the record amount from one company for this year).
4. Dosal Tobacco Corp.: $710,000.
5. Florida Energy Associates, LLC (shell company set up by oil companies to push for offshore drilling) Since it lacks a Web site, try this explainer (though some say it's backed by Venezuela's Citgo): $550,000.
6. Florida Power & Light (serves South Florida): $846,000.
7. Hartman & Tyner (Michigan-based property management firm): $600,000.
8. HCA Healthcare (hospital chain): $705,000. 
9. TECO Energy (owns Tampa Electric, Peoples Gas): $655,000.
10. U.S. Sugar (that's its Clewiston sugar factory in the photo, right): $1.15 million

USSugarclewistonsugarfactory Below is a long, long list -- that barely scratches the surface -- of the lobbying companies influencing the Florida Legislature. The list is alphabetical. I've picked the companies and organizations with the biggest clout and most relevant to the Tampa Bay area. Look it over to see what lobbyists are representing these companies, from All Children's to Wal-Mart.

-- Robert Trigaux, Times Business Columnist

+All Children’s Health System
BH & Associates Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50,000
Southern Strategy Group Tampa Bay . . . . 60,000
Total Compensation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 110,000

+Allstate Floridian Insurance Companies
Smith & Ballard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20,000
Total Compensation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20,000

+Altria Client Services Inc. and its Affiliates
Covington & Burling LLP . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45,000
John H. French Attorney at Law . . . . . . . . 100,000
Michael S. Raynor LLC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60,000
Nancy Black Stewart PA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20,000
Pittman Law Group . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60,000
Public Affairs Consultants . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60,000
Rathbun & Associates Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60,000
Richardson & Associates Consulting . . . . . 20,000
Ronald L. Book PA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60,000
Spearman Management Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . 140,000
Total Compensation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 625,000

+American Bankers Insurance Company of Florida
Akerman Senterfitt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25,000
Colodny Fass Talenfeld Karlinsky . . . . . . . 30,000
Greenberg Traurig PA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30,000
Johnson & Blanton . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25,000
Metz Husband & Daughton PA . . . . . . . . . 10,000
Smith & Ballard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15,000
The Labrador Company Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5,000
Total Compensation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 140,000

+American Cancer Society, Florida Division, Inc
Brewton Plante PA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0
Civility Management LLC . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30,000
Dutko Worldwide LLC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10,000
Heffley & Associates . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50,000
Jefferson Monroe Consulting LLC . . . . . . . 25,000
Redfish Consulting Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30,000
Strategic Government Consulting . . . . . . . . 15,000
The Fiorentino Group . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15,000
Wendy Smith Hansen Attorney at Law . . . . . 5,000
Total Compensation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 180,000

+Anheuser-Busch Companies, Inc
ADG Business & Government Consult . . . . 20,000
Cruz & Company . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60,000
GMA Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60,000
Spearman Management Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . 140,000
Total Compensation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 280,000

+Associated Industries of Florida
ADG Business & Government Consult . . . . 20,000
Asztalos and Associates . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50,000
Capital City Consulting LLC . . . . . . . . . . . 70,000
Capitol Hill Group LLP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20,000
Gentry & Associates LLC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60,000
Greenberg Traurig PA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60,000
John H. French Attorney at Law . . . . . . . . 20,000
Pathfinder Communications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0
Public Affairs Consultants . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100,000
Rathbun & Associates Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60,000
Southern Strategy Group . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100,000
Advocacy Group @ Cardenas Partners . . . . 30,000
The Advocacy Group at Tew Cardenas . . . . 30,000
Total Compensation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 620,000

+Associated Outdoors Club Inc. d/b/a Tampa
Greyhound Track
Rutledge Ecenia & Purnell PA . . . . . . . . . . 60,000
Total Compensation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60,000

+AT&T
Bascom Communications & Consulting . . . 20,000
Becker & Poliakoff PA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50,000
bg & associates international inc . . . . . . . . 55,000
Bitner and Associates . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35,000
Bryant Miller Olive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5,000
Capitol Hill Group LLP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20,000
CLD & Associates LLC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45,000
Cruz & Company . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55,000
David R. Custin & Associates . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0
Enwright Consulting Group Inc . . . . . . . . . 20,000
Ericks Consultants Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70,000
Fearington Smith and Ralston . . . . . . . . . . 45,000
Florida Consultants Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100,000
Fowler White Boggs PA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 110,000
Frank Meiners Govt’l Consultants . . . . . . . 15,000
Gentry & Associates LLC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45,000
Gomez Barker Associates Inc . . . . . . . . . . . 50,000
Greenberg Traurig PA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60,000
Heffley & Associates . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35,000
Innovative Resources LLC . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45,000
John P. Fons . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45,000
Leath Consulting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50,000
Lewis Longman & Walker PA . . . . . . . . . . 25,000
Liberty Partners of Florida LLC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0
Michael S. Raynor LLC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60,000
Michael Spinelli Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35,000
National Strategies Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15,000
Pinsky Consulting Group . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25,000
Pittman Law Group . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50,000
Pollock & Associates Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75,000
Quantum Results Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 135,000
Ramba Consulting Group LLC . . . . . . . . . . 20,000
Rathbun & Associates Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35,000
Ronald L. Book PA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70,000
Spearman Management Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0
T. B. Consultants Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70,000
Advocacy Group @ Cardenas Partners . . . . . . . . . 0
The Advocacy Group at Tew Cardenas . . . . 50,000
The Aleksander Group . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45,000
The Commerce Group . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25,000
The Fiorentino Group . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30,000
The Moya Group Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75,000
Total Compensation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1,815,000

+BayCare Health System, Inc
Johnson & Blanton . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60,000
Larry J. Overton & Associates Inc . . . . . . . 20,000
Prutsman & Associates PA . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20,000
Total Compensation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100,000

+Bright House Networks
The Rubin Group . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 110,000
Total Compensation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 110,000

+Corrections Corporation of America
Smith & Ballard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20,000
Smith Bryan & Myers Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60,000
Total Compensation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80,000

+CSX Transportation
Ausley & McMullen PA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60,000
Consensus Communications . . . . . . . . . . . . 25,000
Holland & Knight LLP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0
The Fiorentino Group . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60,000
Total Compensation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 145,000

+Dosal Tobacco Corporation
Advantage Consulting Team . . . . . . . . . . . 45,000
Bascom Communications & Consulting . . . 10,000
Bridget Gregory Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20,000
Colodny Fass Talenfeld Karlinsky . . . . . . . 110,000
Foley & Lardner LLP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60,000
Gentry & Associates LLC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20,000
GrayRobinson PA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 150,000
Leath Consulting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60,000
McCray & Associates . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5,000
Prieguez & Weems LLC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100,000
Smith Bryan & Myers Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20,000
The Moya Group Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60,000
The Rubin Group . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50,000
Total Compensation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 710,000

+FCCI Insurance Group
Advantage Consulting Team . . . . . . . . . . . 45,000
Becker & Poliakoff PA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25,000
Colodny Fass Talenfeld Karlinsky . . . . . . . 35,000
Floridian Partners LLC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60,000
GMA Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0
Joe Perry LLC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35,000
Johnson & Blanton . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25,000
Louis B. Parrish Consulting . . . . . . . . . . . . 15,000
Paul P. Sanford & Associates . . . . . . . . . . . 60,000
Pennington Moore Wilkinson Bell . . . . . . . 20,000
Tidewater Consulting Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20,000
W. Michael Goldie . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35,000
Total Compensation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 375,000

+Florida Aquarium, The
Corcoran & Johnston . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20,000

+Florida Association for Nude Recreation
Robert M. Levy & Associates Inc . . . . . . . . 20,000

+Florida Association of Health Plans, Inc
Capital City Consulting LLC . . . . . . . . . . . 20,000
Corcoran & Johnston . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70,000
GrayRobinson PA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60,000
Greenberg Traurig PA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80,000
Paul P. Sanford & Associates . . . . . . . . . . . 20,000
Total Compensation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 250,000

+Florida Association of Realtors
Heffley & Associates . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25,000
Hopping Green & Sams PA . . . . . . . . . . . . 15,000
Lisa Miller and Associates LLC . . . . . . . . . 20,000
Pennington Moore Wilkinson Bell . . . . . . . 20,000
Advocacy Group @ Cardenas Partners . . . . 10,000
The Advocacy Group at Tew Cardenas . . . . 15,000
The Aleksander Group . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20,000
Total Compensation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 125,000

+Florida Chamber of Commerce
Hopping Green & Sams PA . . . . . . . . . . . . 15,000
James E. Harris Jr. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20,000
Johnson & Blanton . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60,000
Littlejohn Mann & Associates . . . . . . . . . . 20,000
Metz Husband & Daughton PA . . . . . . . . . 50,000
Pennington Moore Wilkinson Bell . . . . . . . 20,000
Smith Bryan & Myers Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60,000
Total Compensation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 245,000

+Florida Cable Telecommunications Association, Inc
Carvajal Consulting & Management . . . . . 15,000
Floridian Partners LLC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 140,000
GMA Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20,000
James E. Harris Jr. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20,000
Johnson & Blanton . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60,000
Nancy Black Stewart PA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20,000
Ralph Haben & Assoc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60,000
Rutledge Ecenia & Purnell PA . . . . . . . . . . 15,000
Southern Strategy Group . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20,000
Total Compensation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 370,000

+Florida Crystals
Johnson & Blanton . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30,000
Pittman Law Group . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60,000
The Rubin Group . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0
Total Compensation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90,000
+Florida Crystals Corporation
Advantage Consulting Team . . . . . . . . . . . 70,000
Berger Singerman . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0
Corcoran & Johnston . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20,000
David R. Custin & Associates . . . . . . . . . . 40,000
Gentry & Associates LLC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60,000
Henry Dean & Associates LLC . . . . . . . . . . 15,000
Southern Strategy Group . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100,000
State Strategies Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50,000
The Rubin Group . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20,000
The WREN Group . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20,000
Total Compensation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 395,000

+Florida Energy Associates, LLC
Akerman Senterfitt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 85,000
Becker & Poliakoff PA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15,000
bg & associates international inc . . . . . . . . 10,000
Conner & Winters LLP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0
Holland & Knight LLP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65,000
Hopping Green & Sams PA . . . . . . . . . . . . 205,000
National Strategies Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45,000
Pittman Law Group . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5,000
Sessions Lambert Selwyn LLP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0
Smith & Ballard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45,000
Southern Strategy Group . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70,000
Southern Strategy Group of Orlando . . . . . . 5,000
Total Compensation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 550,000

+Florida Hospital Association
CLD & Associates LLC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60,000
Cruz & Company . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60,000
Floridian Partners LLC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60,000
Johnson & Blanton . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 150,000
Ronald R. Richmond PA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60,000
Smith Bryan & Myers Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20,000
Southern Strategy Group . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95,000
Total Compensation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 505,000

+Florida Justice Association
Mabry and Associates . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 147,500
Prieguez & Weems LLC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100,000
Reginald Garcia PA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60,000
Wofford Hawkins & Magdaleno . . . . . . . . . 60,000
Total Compensation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 367,500

+Florida Insurance Council
Floridian Partners LLC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100,000
Foley & Lardner LLP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25,000
Mark Trafton III . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20,000
Paul P. Sanford & Associates . . . . . . . . . . . 100,000
Smith & Ballard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60,000
Total Compensation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 305,000

+Florida Medical Association
David R. Custin & Associates . . . . . . . . . . 20,000
Heffley & Associates . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20,000
Johnson & Blanton . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60,000
Landmarc Strategies Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45,000
Ron Greenstein . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20,000
T. B. Consultants Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60,000
Timmins Consulting LLC . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60,000
Total Compensation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 285,000

+Florida Power & Light Company
Dutko Worldwide LLC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20,000
Ericks Consultants Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80,000
Floridian Partners LLC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 140,000
Gomez Barker Associates Inc . . . . . . . . . . . 20,000
Hopping Green & Sams PA . . . . . . . . . . . . 10,000
Johnson & Blanton . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60,000
Liberty Partners of Florida LLC . . . . . . . . . 120,000
Louis B. Parrish Consulting . . . . . . . . . . . . 25,000
Paul P. Sanford & Associates . . . . . . . . . . . 20,000
R. P. W. Associates . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75,000
Radey Thomas Yon & Clark PA . . . . . . . . . 15,000
Ralph B. Parrish . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25,000
Ronald L. Book PA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100,000
Smith & Ballard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 126,000
Williams Wilson & Sexton PA . . . . . . . . . . 10,000
Total Compensation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 846,000

+Florida Retail Federation
Becker & Poliakoff PA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60,000
Johnson & Blanton . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100,000
Richard C. Peacock IV . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15,000
Ron Greenstein . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50,000
SKD Consulting Group Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . 60,000
Total Compensation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 285,000

+Florida Wildlife Federation
Andrew J. Liles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30,000
Environmental Affairs Group . . . . . . . . . . . 45,000
Florida Lobby Associates . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20,000
Vanguard Partnership . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15,000
Total Compensation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 110,000

+General Motors Company
Dutko Worldwide LLC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40,000
T. B. Consultants Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15,000
Total Compensation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55,000
+General Motors Corporation
Dutko Worldwide LLC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30,000
T. B. Consultants Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30,000
Total Compensation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60,000

+GEO Group, Inc, The
Ericks Consultants Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 120,000
Mirabella Smith & McKinnon Inc . . . . . . . 140,000
Ronald L. Book PA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60,000
Total Compensation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 320,000

+GTECH Corporation
Panza Maurer & Maynard PA . . . . . . . . . . 180,000
Smith & Ballard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 140,000
Total Compensation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 320,000

+H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center
The Aleksander Group . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15,000
Total Compensation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15,000
+H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute, Inc
CLD & Associates LLC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30,000
Johnson & Blanton . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50,000
Kandy Hill Consulting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5,000
Messer Caparello & Self PA . . . . . . . . . . . . 20,000
Ralph Haben & Assoc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25,000
Shumaker Loop & Kendrick LLP . . . . . . . . 10,000
Smith & Smith Consulting . . . . . . . . . . . . 45,000
Total Compensation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 185,000

+Gulf Power Company
Ard Shirley & Rudolph PA . . . . . . . . . . . . 25,000
Capitol Hill Group LLP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20,000
Floridian Partners LLC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25,000
Fowler White Boggs PA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75,000
Radey Thomas Yon & Clark PA . . . . . . . . . 15,000
Rathbun & Associates Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15,000
SCG Governmental Affairs . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25,000
Total Compensation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 200,000

+Hartman & Tyner, Inc
A. B. Dudley & Associates Inc . . . . . . . . . . 60,000
Carvajal Consulting & Management . . . . . 15,000
Corcoran & Johnston . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50,000
David R. Custin & Associates . . . . . . . . . . 60,000
Floridian Partners LLC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60,000
GrayRobinson PA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70,000
James E. Harris Jr. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25,000
Rutledge Ecenia & Purnell PA . . . . . . . . . . 60,000
T. B. Consultants Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20,000
The Rubin Group . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 180,000
Total Compensation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 600,000

+HCA Healthcare
Bridget Gregory Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60,000
Carvajal Consulting & Management . . . . . 15,000
Corcoran & Johnston . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60,000
Harrison Rivard & Bennett Chtd . . . . . . . . 60,000
Pittman Law Group . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100,000
Prieguez & Weems LLC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60,000
Rutledge Ecenia & Purnell PA . . . . . . . . . . 80,000
State Strategies Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30,000
T. B. Consultants Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60,000
The Rubin Group . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 180,000
Total Compensation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 705,000

+JM Family Enterprises, Inc
Ericks Consultants Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70,000
Governmental Solutions LLC . . . . . . . . . . . 20,000
Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough . . . . . 10,000
Paul P. Sanford & Associates . . . . . . . . . . . 60,000
Smith Bryan & Myers Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60,000
Total Compensation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 220,000

+Lykes Brothers, Inc
Bryant Miller Olive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70,000

+Lorillard Tobacco Company
bg & associates international inc . . . . . . . . 110,000
Covington & Burling LLP . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45,000
David R. Custin & Associates . . . . . . . . . . 25,000
Total Compensation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 180,000

+Miccosukee Tribe of Indians of Florida
Akerman Senterfitt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50,000
Florida Government Strategies . . . . . . . . . . 50,000
Lawrence J. Smith PA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60,000
Marcia Esther Martinez . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100,000
The Commerce Group . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20,000
Total Compensation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 280,000

+Orlando Magic
GrayRobinson PA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60,000
Law OfficeLawrence A. Gonzalez LLC . . . . . . . . . 0
The Labrador Company Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . 20,000
Total Compensation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80,000

+Peoples Gas System, Inc
Ausley & McMullen PA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0
Corcoran & Johnston . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0
Floridian Partners LLC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0
FSM Associates . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0
Gentry & Associates LLC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0
Heffley & Associates . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0
Michael S. Raynor LLC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20,000
Pittman Law Group . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0
R. Dale Patchett Management Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . 0
Radey Thomas Yon & Clark PA . . . . . . . . . 10,000
Russ Klenet & Associates . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0
Simmons & Associates . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0
Southern Strategy Group . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0
Spearman Management Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0
The Aleksander Group . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0
Total Compensation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30,000

+Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of
America
Albert Collazo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 220,000
BH & Associates Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60,000
Governmental Solutions LLC . . . . . . . . . . . 20,000
Heffley & Associates . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35,000
The Bacall Group . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20,000
Total Compensation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 355,000

+Progress Energy, Inc
Doug Bruce & Associates . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20,000
Floridian Partners LLC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80,000
GMA Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60,000
GSR & Associates . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20,000
Radey Thomas Yon & Clark PA . . . . . . . . . 15,000
Smith Bryan & Myers Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20,000
Advocacy Group @ Cardenas Partners . . . . 20,000
The Advocacy Group at Tew Cardenas . . . . 30,000
Total Compensation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 265,000

+Reynolds American, Inc
Akerman Senterfitt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80,000
Becker & Poliakoff PA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20,000
Covington & Burling LLP . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45,000
Fowler White Boggs PA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60,000
Frank N. Tsamoutales LLC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0
L. E. Rojas PA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15,000
Lewis Longman & Walker PA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0
National Strategies Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50,000
Total Compensation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 270,000

+Safety Net Hospital Alliance of Florida
Becker & Poliakoff PA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15,000
Capital City Consulting LLC . . . . . . . . . . . 60,000
Capitol Hill Group LLP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20,000
David T. Caserta Gov Relations Inc . . . . . . . . . . . 0
Dr. James A. Zingale . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60,000
Fearington Smith and Ralston . . . . . . . . . . 60,000
Holland & Knight LLP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15,000
Jefferson Monroe Consulting LLC . . . . . . . 60,000
Melinda (Lindy) Kennedy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50,000
National Strategies Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60,000
Pennington Moore Wilkinson Bell . . . . . . . 115,000
Smith & Ballard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60,000
Total Compensation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575,000

+Seminole Tribe of Florida
Dutko Worldwide LLC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60,000
Florida Consultants Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 180,000
Greenberg Traurig PA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10,000
Lewis Longman & Walker PA . . . . . . . . . . 25,000
Ramba Consulting Group LLC . . . . . . . . . . 20,000
The Moya Group Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100,000
Total Compensation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 395,000

+Shands Teaching Hospitals & Clinics, Inc dba Shands
HealthCare
Allison Hunt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10,000
BH & Associates Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60,000
J. D. Hicks & Associates Inc . . . . . . . . . . . 65,000
Kim Bertron . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60,000
Larry J. Overton & Associates Inc . . . . . . . 20,000
Liberty Partners of Florida LLC . . . . . . . . . 15,000
The Moya Group Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100,000
Total Compensation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 330,000

+Space Florida
Dixie Sansom Consulting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20,000
GrayRobinson PA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80,000
JHS Consultants . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20,000
Total Compensation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 120,000

+State Farm Florida Insurance Company
Pennington Moore Wilkinson Bell . . . . . . . . . . . . 0
Smith & Ballard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60,000
Total Compensation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60,000
+State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company
Advantage Consulting Team . . . . . . . . . . . 25,000
Fowler White Boggs PA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100,000
Gentry & Associates LLC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45,000
Pennington Moore Wilkinson Bell . . . . . . . 100,000
The Moya Group Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60,000
Total Compensation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 330,000

+Tampa Electric Company
Ausley & McMullen PA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50,000
Corcoran & Johnston . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0
Floridian Partners LLC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0
FSM Associates . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0
Gentry & Associates LLC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0
Michael S. Raynor LLC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20,000
Pittman Law Group . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0
R. Dale Patchett Management Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . 0
Radey Thomas Yon & Clark PA . . . . . . . . . 15,000
Russ Klenet & Associates . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0
Simmons & Associates . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0
Southern Strategy Group . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0
Spearman Management Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0
The Aleksander Group . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0
Total Compensation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 85,000

+Tampa’s Lowry Park Zoo
Florida Capitol Advocate Group . . . . . . . . . 40,000
Louis Betz & Associates Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . 35,000
Total Compensation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75,000

+TECO Energy, Inc
Ausley & McMullen PA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0
Corcoran & Johnston . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60,000
Floridian Partners LLC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60,000
FSM Associates . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20,000
Gentry & Associates LLC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45,000
Heffley & Associates . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20,000
Michael S. Raynor LLC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20,000
Pittman Law Group . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60,000
R. Dale Patchett Management Inc . . . . . . . 20,000
Radey Thomas Yon & Clark PA . . . . . . . . . 10,000
Russ Klenet & Associates . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60,000
Simmons & Associates . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100,000
Southern Strategy Group . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60,000
Spearman Management Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . 60,000
The Aleksander Group . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60,000
Total Compensation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 655,000

+United States Sugar Corporation
Becker & Poliakoff PA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30,000
Bridget Gregory Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30,000
Colodny Fass Talenfeld Karlinsky . . . . . . . 60,000
Cruz & Company . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20,000
Fearington Smith and Ralston . . . . . . . . . . 90,000
Floridian Partners LLC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30,000
Fowler White Boggs PA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 410,000
GMA Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15,000
Jefferson Monroe Consulting LLC . . . . . . . 30,000
Paul P. Sanford & Associates . . . . . . . . . . . 35,000
Rothstein Rosenfeldt Adler . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40,000
Screven H. Watson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15,000
Smith & Ballard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 180,000
Smith Bryan & Myers Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30,000
T. B. Consultants Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50,000
The Chase Law Firm LLC . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20,000
The Moya Group Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35,000
VancoreJones Communications Inc . . . . . . 30,000
Total Compensation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1,150,000

+University of Florida Foundation, Inc
Brewton Plante PA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60,000
J. D. Hicks & Associates Inc . . . . . . . . . . . 30,000
Moreton Consulting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60,000
Smith Bryan & Myers Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25,000
The Fiorentino Group . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10,000
Total Compensation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 185,000

+University of South Florida Foundation
Corcoran & Johnston . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100,000
Total Compensation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100,000

+University of Tampa
Chris L. Floyd & Associates . . . . . . . . . . . . 20,000
Total Compensation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20,000

+Verizon
Corcoran & Johnston . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60,000
Smith & Ballard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20,000
Timmins Consulting LLC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0
Total Compensation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80,000
+Verizon Communications
Louis Betz & Associates Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . 10,000
Total Compensation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10,000
+Verizon Wireless
Foley & Lardner LLP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60,000
Timmins Consulting LLC . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20,000
Total Compensation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80,000

+Wal-Mart Stores, Inc
Corcoran & Johnston . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60,000
Spearman Management Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . 100,000
State Strategies Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60,000
Total Compensation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 220,000

+WellCare Health Plans, Inc
Corcoran & Johnston . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100,000
GrayRobinson PA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90,000
Total Compensation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 190,000
+WellCare HealthCare Plan
The Rubin Group . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60,000
Total Compensation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60,000

ALL Principals: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 116,510,400

[Last modified: Tuesday, June 1, 2010 12:27pm]

    

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