Who's supporting Rick Scott?

From: Norma Jeane Y.
Sent on: Monday, November 26, 2012 6:38 AM

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Who's Supporting Rick Scott?
 
...But Rick Scott’s defenders ponying up cash for his “Let’s Get to Work” committee say the governor has lived up to promises made in defeating Sink in Florida’s closest governor’s race in 134 years.
 
“I really like Rick Scott,” said Rick McAllister, president and CEO of the Florida Retail Federation, whose political unit’s $50,000 contribution was deposited in Scott’s committee on Election Day.
 
“Look, he’s not a politician. But he really believes what he says and he’s intent on helping Florida’s economy and creating jobs. That’s important to us,” McAllister said.
 
The Retail Federation contributed almost $250,000 this election season, with 90 percent of the money flowing to the Florida Republican Party and its candidates, records show.
 
Similarly, donors to Scott represent a who’s who of industries with issues before state government and the Florida Legislature. Many also are deep and steady sources of cash for Florida Republicans.
 
Insurance giant Blue Cross/Blue Shield has contributed $350,000; South Florida investor Wayne Huizenga, casino magnate Sheldon Adelson and Florida Power & Light, $250,000 each; Realtors, $150,000; and optometrists, private prison operators, insurers, developers and U.S. Sugar Corp. have given at least $100,000 each.
 
Scott’s lineup also has some celebrity flash, including donations from Donald Trump, Yahoo! Inc., and Washington lobbyists Susan Molinari and Bill Paxon, both former New York members of Congress.
 
Scott spent $73 million of his own money in the 2010 race, ultimately outspending his Democratic opponent almost five-to-one.
 
--John Kennedy, PB Post
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