The race for Florida governor is shaping up to be one of the closest and costliest in the nation this year, as the Washington money pours in.
The Democratic Governor's Association just gave Charlie Crist another $1.5 million, bringing the total it has invested in the Florida governor's race to about $5.6 million. The breakdown: $3.5 million for Charlie Crist for Florida, $1.15m for the Florida Democratic Party and nearly $1 million to a political committee called Florida For All.
For the DGA, this is huge money in Florida.
In October 2010, DGA had given then-Democratic nominee Alex Sink nearly $6m. Considering the fact that it's September, DGA So is on pace to beat that record.
But it can't match the Republican Governor's Association's giving to Gov. Rick Scott this cycle: $11.2 million.