Note: This blog's templates will be updated this afternoon to a responsive design bringing it in line with

At that time, we will also change to the Facebook commenting system. You will need to log in with a Facebook account in order to comment.

« RPOF chair candidate answers for DUI charge | Main | Tom Slade weighs in on RPOF chair race »

Rick Scott approaches $3 million for inaugural

Incoming Gov. Rick Scott has collected $2.8 million for his inaugural celebration, according to contribution reports posted Monday. Money-raisers expect to exceed $3 million by next week.

The contribution report continues to read like a who's-who of Tallahassee special interests.

Some of the nanes and companies added to the list include: Altria, formerly known as Philip Morris, this big tobacco company wants the state to make Dosal start paying into Florida's landmark tobacco settlement case; Dosal, the Opa-Locka based cigarette maker that wants to avoid the surcharge; the St. Joe Company; Tampa Bay Downs; and Las Vegas Sands.