Who is trying to buy access to Rick Scott?

Gov. Rick Scott faces term limits and cannot seek re-election, but that isn’t stopping the biggest special interest groups from continuing to load up his political action committee with huge checks.8 Months Ago8 Months Ago8 Months AgoA private prison operator,...

Who is trying to buy access to Rick Scott?

Gov. Rick Scott faces term limits and cannot seek re-election, but that isn’t stopping the biggest special interest groups from continuing to load up his political action committee with huge checks.

8 Months Ago

8 Months Ago

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A private prison operator, a sugar industry giant and a Clearwater real estate management company with ties to a major Florida insurance company, are among those who have given Scott’s Let’s Get to Work committee at least $100,000 during the first two months of 2017 and at least $250,000 each since the start of 2015.

Scott has relied on the Let’s Get to Work committee to promote his agenda around the state. He’s recently used Let’s Get to Work to fund robo calls against Florida House members, pay for videos against House leadership and fund a poll defending his job incentive programs that the Legislature has threatened to kill. He’s also used the committee to pay for an inauguration ball in Washington D.C. when President Donald Trump took office.

Scott cannot run for re-election, but he’s been considered a potential challenger for the U.S. Senate in 2018 against Sen. Bill Nelson, a Democrat.

Top 10 Donors to Rick Scott’s Let’s Get to Work Committee

$790,052 - Florida Chamber of Commerce
$335,000 - Associated Industries of Florida PAC 
$325,000 - U.S. Sugar Corporation, based in Clewiston
$310,000 - The Geo Group Inc - private prison operator based in Boca Raton
$277,503 - Walt Disney World Parks and Resorts
$250,000 - Sky Lane Properties, a real estate management company in Clearwater and a subsidiary of Heritage Insurance Holdings.
$250,000 - Floridians for a Stronger Democracy - a PAC with ties to Associated Industries of
Florida.
$250,000 - Voice of Florida Business - a PAC with ties to Associated Industries of Florida.
$200,000 - Jeffrey Vinik, owner of the Tampa Bay Lightning
$200,000 - Daniel Doyle Jr. & DEX Imaging - Doyle is CEO of the document imaging equipment company Tampa based
SOURCE: Florida Division of Elections

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