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Companies with ties to Florida Crystals pump $100k into Rick Scott campaign

It was a $215,500 pay day on Tuesday for Republican Rick Scott's political committee, Let's Get to Work.

Of that total for the GOP gubernatorial nominee, $5,000 was from Tampa developer Richard Corbett, $50,000 was from Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Jacksonville and $20,000 was from Automated Health Care Solutions in Miramar.

Another $100,000 was from five different agribusiness companies with ties to Florida Crystals, a sugar company run by the Fanjul family of Palm Beach County.

Four of those companies -- Agro-Industrial Management, America's Export Corp, Florida Pioneer Investments, and Sun Corn Inc. -- share an attorney (Armando Tabernilla) and a West Palm Beach address with Florida Crystals.

Quick side note here: This cycle, at least $1 million in political contributions has come from checks written from that one of address, 626 N. Dixie Highway.

Of that total, here are the biggest beneficiaries:

$185,000: Republican Party of Florida
$120,000: Citizens First*
$85,000: Free Speech PAC**
$83,000: Floridians for Conservative Values
$80,000: Let's Get to Work
$60,000: Florida Democratic Party

*Citizens First, Free Speech and Floridians for Conservative Values all largely rely on Public Concepts for political consulting.

**Free Speech PAC has given $50,000 to Let's Get to Work