Scott, crist scramble to raise piles of campaign cash – insurancenewsnet

U.S. Charlie chaplin the great dictator speech song Sugar Corp., Florida Power & Light, Florida Blue, the developers of The Villages and Walt Disney World, among others, are steering millions of dollars into incumbent Republican Scott’s coffers to try to defeat Democratic rival Crist.

Scott’s biggest contributors belong to the industry that made him a millionaire many times over. Charlie charlie are you there challenge Health-care companies, executives and employees have pumped $3.75 million into his campaign and ad-buying funds, led by Miami managed-care executive Mike Fernandez; Florida Blue; and prison health-contracting and oncology companies.

Crist, a lawyer, already has netted $5.3 million from law firms, judges and other law-enforcement and justice-system workers. Chair styles antique After eight months as a gubernatorial candidate, he is off to the fastest fundraising start for a Democrat in Florida history.

“Both candidates are so well-known, people know exactly what they’re investing in,” said Brian Ballard, a Republican fundraiser who aided Crist for years but is now raising cash for Scott.

Scott also has tapped into insurance, gambling and tourism companies.


A chair for my mother activities kindergarten He is getting money from billionaire Las Vegas Sands casino owner Sheldon Adelson and door-to-door voter canvassing from the political arm of oil magnates Charles and David Koch.

The Washington-based Republican Governors Association has already chipped in more than $2.5 million for Scott. Chair conformation of glucose And Scott still has a net worth of $132 million to fall back on.

The $54 million includes “in kind” spending from the state Republican and Democratic parties on staff, polling and research but doesn’t include what both have raised through their parties.

Donors that traditionally poured money into Crist’s campaigns when he was a Republican, such as Big Sugar and the Seminole Tribe of Florida, have given heavily to Scott so far — although Crist’s fundraisers expect that to change.

“There are some [donors] who need to hold out until the primary is over. Chairman mao card game There are some people who for political purposes needed to hold out until the budget was signed,” said Crist political-committee Chairman Bob Poe, a former Florida Democratic Party chairman from Orlando. Charlie chaplin movies list “Some people are going to play both sides.”

But Ballard said Crist’s trial-lawyer support made it unlikely that business organizations that clash with attorneys over personal-injury legislation could cross sides.

“Businesses understand the trial lawyers are making an investment” in Crist, Ballard said. I cherish the treasure “The groups that have funded the successful governors since Jeb Bush, that core group of folks is not going to change now that we’re four months out from the election.”

Many are the same companies that helped Crist amass $60 million in his 2006 gubernatorial election. Chair yoga for seniors printable So now Crist is traveling the Washington fundraising circuit.

Crist has received $1 million already from the Democratic Governors Association. Chair aerobics for everyone Soon, he is expected to start drawing support from President Barack Obama’s nationwide network of donors, from national advocacy groups such as Planned Parenthood and wealthy environmental activists such as former hedge-fund manager Tom Steyer, whose NextGen Climate Action fund is raising $100 million for candidates with green records.

Crist’s supporters say Scott has used the leverage of his office to land contributions.

“Most of our big donors are interested in improving the world. Pole dancing classes near me Theirs want to get a state contract,” said Dan Gelber, a former Democratic legislator and lawyer from Miami advising Crist. Charlie charlie challenge game “Theirs want to be included in the budget; ours want to stop global warming.”

But Scott’s campaign called that accusation “absurd” and pointed out Crist “is the only candidate in this race who has been accused of selling judicial nominations to a convicted Ponzi schemer,” a reference to former South Florida lawyer Scott Rothstein.

Crist has also been chaffed for his close ties to Orlando trial mega-lawyer John Morgan, whose firm has paid him close to $300,000 a year since he left office.

“This is going to be an election of consumers versus big business,” Morgan said. Charlie chaplin movies cell phone “The great thing about election days is, all men and women are equal and only get one vote.”

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