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With Florida donors allowed to write bigger checks, Crist takes advantage

by George Bennett | December 11th, 2013

Charlie Crist visited the kitchen help during a recent stop in West Palm Beach, but he also made sure to tap donors who can stroke $3,000 checks for his Democratic campaign for governor.

Charlie Crist was quick to take advantage of a new Florida law that allows donors to write much fatter checks to candidates.

Of the $777,925 former Republican Gov. Crist collected in November for his Democratic quest for governor, $432,000 came from 144 contributors who wrote checks for the new statewide maximum of $3,000. Through Oct. 31, the most a contributor could give to a candidate was $500 for a primary and $500 for a general election.

Crist’s Democratic primary foe, former state Sen. Nan Rich, collected two $3,000 checks in November. She raised $31,230 for the month and has raised $255,320 overall.

Gov. Rick Scott officially launched his reelection campaign on Tuesday. His first contribution report will be due next month.

Scott signed a law this year allows a contributor to give up to $3,000 per primary and $3,000 per general election for statewide races. For state legislative and local contests, the new limit is $1,000 per primary and $1,000 per general election.

Florida Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater collected 43 checks for $3,000 in November. Attorney General Pam Bondi logged 13 contributions at the new $3,000 maximum and Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam had 10 donors who wrote $3,000 checks.

In Palm Beach County legislative races, Democratic state House candidate David Silvers snagged 13 contributions at the new $1,000 limit in his bid to unseat state Rep. Bill Hager, R-Boca Raton. State Rep. MaryLynn Magar, R-Stuart, had nine contributors who wrote $1,000 checks in November.

14 Responses to “With Florida donors allowed to write bigger checks, Crist takes advantage”

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    Go Charlie Go!! Get Skeletor the heck outta here!

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    Charlie doesn’t have a “family fortune” to leverage in this race nor a bevy of special interest corporate sponsors who are eager to buy another 4 years of friendly consideration for their cause. He will surely be outspent significantly. This race will truly be a referendum on the effect of money on political outcomes. I fear the worst scenario in that money truly does trump everything else in politics. It’s a sad commentary on our society that the amount of media coverage one can afford to buy is directly proportional to the number of votes received.

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