Tabloid TV’s Jerry Springer Backs Crist For Governor

By  //  January 2, 2014

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Florida’s already highly-watched governor’s race moved into the tabloid sphere on New Year’s Eve with a $10,000 contribution to Charlie Crist’s political committee from Gerald Springer.

Florida's already highly-watched governor's race moved into the tabloid sphere on New Year's Eve with a $10,000 contribution to Charlie Crist's political committee from Gerald Springer. (Jerry Springer Show image)

Florida’s already highly-watched governor’s race moved into the tabloid sphere on New Year’s Eve with a $10,000 contribution to Charlie Crist’s political committee from Gerald Springer. (Jerry Springer Show image)

The contribution from Springer, the former Democratic mayor of Cincinnati better known as the host of the long-running “The Jerry Springer Show,” brought the “Charlie Crist for Florida” committee’s December haul to $727,000.

The committee has drawn nearly $3 million since November, when Crist officially entered the race as a Democrat.

SCOTT ‘LETS’ GET TO WORK’ GENERATES $20 MILLION IN 2013

Charlie Crist

Charlie Crist

Gov. Rick Scott

Rick Scott

Meanwhile, a committee behind Gov. Rick Scott’s reelection effort, the Tallahassee-based “Let’s Get to Work,” posted $1.02 million in contributions between Dec. 2 and Dec. 17 on its website, bringing its yearly total to just under $20 million.

The committees have five days to post contributions online, and both candidates and committees have until Jan. 10 to report their totals to the Division of Elections for December under the state’s new campaign finance reporting law.


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