Attorney General Bill McCollum isn't for sale. But he can be rented, according to Rick Scott's latest ad in the Republican governor's race. The only major problem with this ad is that it contains a funk song (the O'Jays "For the Love of Money." But McCollum ain't funky. Maybe Lawrence Welk would be more fitting. Otherwise, our vote is for CREAM (Cash Rules Everything Around Me, by Wu Tang Clan, but that might turn off GOP electorate).
It's unclear if the ad is web only or will run on air.
Also, technically, the ad accuses McCollum of taking money from certain special interests like the Florida Retail Federation, when actually FRF funded his buddies' political committees, which then funded McCollum. Enjoy, knowing that Rick Scott will have another ad airing every 25 minutes. So far, he's up to about $37m in ad buys since mid April.
More here on the money behind McCollum.
Here's an industry breakdown of the $4.1m and counting going to McCollum:
Dean Cannon $975,000
Mike Haridopolos $598,100
Washington Lobby $552,000
Real Estate & Building $375000
Auto & Transportation $156,000
Banking & Finance $55,000
Alcohol & Cigarettes $42000
Sports & Entertainment $6,500
Waste management $5,000
Lobbying & Consulting $5,000