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.