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Companies with ties to Florida Crystals pump $100k into Rick Scott campaign

It was a $215,500 pay day on Tuesday for Republican Rick Scott's political committee, Let's Get to Work.

Of that total for the GOP gubernatorial nominee, $5,000 was from Tampa developer Richard Corbett, $50,000 was from Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Jacksonville and $20,000 was from Automated Health Care Solutions in Miramar.

Another $100,000 was from five different agribusiness companies with ties to Florida Crystals, a sugar company run by the Fanjul family of Palm Beach County.

Four of those companies -- Agro-Industrial Management, America's Export Corp, Florida Pioneer Investments, and Sun Corn Inc. -- share an attorney (Armando Tabernilla) and a West Palm Beach address with Florida Crystals.

Quick side note here: This cycle, at least $1 million in political contributions has come from checks written from that one of address, 626 N. Dixie Highway.

Of that total, here are the biggest beneficiaries:

$185,000: Republican Party of Florida
$120,000: Citizens First*
$85,000: Free Speech PAC**
$83,000: Floridians for Conservative Values
$80,000: Let's Get to Work
$60,000: Florida Democratic Party

*Citizens First, Free Speech and Floridians for Conservative Values all largely rely on Public Concepts for political consulting.

**Free Speech PAC has given $50,000 to Let's Get to Work


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Has no one given Alex Sink any money, or is it that you just don't want to write about it? Trial lawyers and unions are every bit as "special interest" as anybody else. Get off the DNC payroll.


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