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Sheldon Adelson pens $250k check to Rick Scott

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Sheldon Adelson, the gambling magnate who pretty much kept Newt Gingrich's presidential campaign in business, wrote a $250,000 check to Gov. Rick Scott's "Let's Get to Work" political action committee last week, records show.

The donation is dated June 5.

Adelson and his relatives donated more than $16 million to the pro-Gingrich super PAC Winning the Future during the GOP presidential primary. In Scott's case, it's unclear if Adelson like Scott's politics, or if he's hoping to push for increased gambling in the state. Most likely, it's both.

Scott flew to Las Vegas to meet with Adelson during his transition into office.

Florida Power & Light also wrote a $250,000 check dated June 4, and the anti-lawyer group Committee for Florida Justice Reform contributed $100,000. The group was among the strongest advocates for the changes to the state's no-fault car insurance law.

The money pumped into Scott's account -- about $750,000 in the last 8 days -- is an excellent reminder that, despite Scott's low approval ratings, Scott stands to pose a formidable challenge to any Democrat in 2014.

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nanci

Isn't it amazing how these billionaires.. that look like they crawled out from under a rock and act that way, too... love to BUY politicians! Why not? They are cheap at twice the price! Govenor Scott-Gollum, I would expect nothing LESS from you.

Sally

You tea heads need to wake up and smell the coffee. You are on the wrong side. You are a tool for the rich republicans. They have cleverly pitted the middle class against each other. Think about it, the average teacher, fireman, cop are barely getting by on their salaries, but you swallowed the far right garabage on pensions. These legislators take billions from the budget every year on their own pet projects and are hypocrits to take away from hard working teachers, cops, and other government workers where the average salary is 32,000.

Lindad

throwing good money after bad........scott doesn't have a chance to get re-elected because he's stepped NO stomped all over toes in Florida

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