Gov. Rick Scott Gets $4M From Republican Governors
By The News Service of Florida // July 13, 2014
Let's Get to Work collected $4,055,800
TALLAHASSEE, FLORIDA – Gov. Rick Scott’s re-election effort received a huge boost early this month from the Republican Governors Association, which contributed $4 million to the “Let’s Get to Work” political committee that is closely tied to Scott’s campaign, according to newly filed reports.
Scott’s campaign and Let’s Get to Work combined to raise nearly $4.2 million between June 28 and July 4, with $4 million of it coming July 2 from the governors association.
Scott’s campaign raised $113,960 during the seven-day period, bringing its overall total to about $5.6 million. Let’s Get to Work collected $4,055,800 during the period.
It reported an overall total of $32.9 million, though it also had spent nearly $17.4 million.
Meanwhile, Democratic candidate Charlie Crist raised a total of $947,888 during the period for his campaign account and a closely tied committee known as “Charlie Crist for Florida.”
Crist’s campaign reported an overall total of $4.1 million, while the committee had raised a total of $10.1 million through July 4.
Crist this week dug into his funding for the first time to roll out a television ad, a 30-second spot in which he supports equal pay for women and increasing the minimum wage. Let’s Get to Work has already poured millions into ads to help Scott.
Political candidates and committees faced a Friday deadline for filing updated campaign-finance reports.
Democratic candidate Nan Rich reported raising $3,726 for her campaign account from June 28 to July 4, giving her an overall total of $402,529.
A committee backing Rich, “Citizens for a Progressive Florida,” raised $2,500, giving it a total of $115,315, according to the reports.