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The Money Race: Crist fundraising outpaces Scott 6-to-1


Charlie Crist collected $6 for every $1 donated to Gov. Rick Scott during the most recent campaign finance reporting period covering Oct. 4 through Oct. 10.

Scott's campaign and political committees raised just $606,656 in cash and in-kind services, compared to Crist’s $3.2 million. This allowed Crist to move much closer to Scott in the amount of cash he has on hand to spend in the final two weeks of campaigning.

Just $656,537 separated Crist from Scott in cash-on-hand as of Oct. 10. With their campaign accounts and political committees combined, Scott had $7.5 million in the bank compared to Crist’s $6.9 million.

Crist’s political committee collected eight checks of at least $100,000 during the week, including several law firms that have collectively donated millions of dollars over the months. He also received another $200,000 from the Democratic Governors Association, bringing their total to $3.7 million.

Scott’s Let’s Get to Work political committee raised just $127,000, mainly $100,000 in the form of four checks from businesses related to Fidelity National Financial, a Fortune 500 company in Jacksonville that provides commercial and residential mortgages.

For the week, Scott spent $1.1 million, mostly in advertising. Crist spent $2.4 million, including a $2 million ad buy. We also see a $20,000 payment to Pandora Media, which means you’re likely to hear pro-Crist advertisements between songs while you listen to the internet radio service.

Overall, Scott has raised $51.3 million in cash for his re-election campaign and spent $43.8 million. Crist has collected $34.5 million in cash and spent $27.6 million.

Previous "The Money Race" reports:

Covering Sept. 27 - Oct. 3

Covering Sept. 20 - 26

Covering Sept. 13 - 19

Covering Sept. 6 - 12

Covering Aug. 30 - Sept. 5

Covering Aug. 23 - 29