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Crist gets financial boost from Democratic governors

The Democratic Governors Association has funneled $500,000 to Charlie Crist, the former Republican governor now running as a Democrat against GOP Gov. Rick Scott.

The donation allowed Crist's political committee to raise more cash from June 21 to June 27 than Scott and a Scott's political committee, newly filed reports show. Candidates and their affiliated committees must now provide reports weekly.

The Crist committee -- "Charlie Crist for Florida" -- raised $625,150 during the seven-day period, including the money from the governors association, compared to the $262,000 Scott's committee -- "Let's Get to Work" -- raised during the same period. Crist's committee has raised a total of $9.34 million this election so far, compared to Scott's committee which has raised a total of  $28.85 million. 

Scott continues his fundraising edge over Crist however. Scott raised $253,237 in his campaign account during the June 21 to June 27 period, for a total of $5.5 million, compared to Crist who raised $62,910 for his campaign account during the period, bringing his total to $3.96 million.. Scott's largest contributor during this time was $100,000 to his political committee from The Villages, a Central Florida retirement community.

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Voice of reason

I wonder what the Dems living at the Villages think about their HOA fees going to the Scott campaign. What about all the cracked pavement?

ed jenkins

Democrat primary voter are disgusted that their party leaders have been caught up in this corruption that involves the scumbag crist and now are either forced to support him to avoid embarrassing details being let out or completely ignore the much predicted campaign meltdown that started at the beginning of this year with this horrible man offending nearly every Floridian in the process while looking like a complete fool in the process. It is a travesty that true democrats like the nancy lady get pushed aside as party leaders give party leader preferred status to what we all know now was a Trojan horse sent by republicans to destroy the democrat party.

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