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Let’s Get to Work raises $275K in May

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Gov. Rick Scott’s political committee, Let’s Get to Work, raised $275,000 in May, including a $100,000 check from Jupiter businessman and trustee of the DeGeorge Charitable Trust, Lawrence F. DeGeorge.

The contributions push the committee’s yearly total to $2.6 million, though they are markedly lower than the monster hauls brought in during the legislative session months of March ($1 million) and April ($687,500).

The total came from just 16 contributions, including contributions from three divisions of Scott’s former company, Hospital Corporation of America, which combined to $100,000. Dosal Tobacco and Florida Blue chipped in $25,000 a piece, with Ware Oil & Supply Co. making a $22,650 contribution.

May expenditures totaled $147,375, with the $116,081 going to Maryland-based political consulting and advertising firm On Message, Inc. The company produced numerous ads for Let’s Get to Work and Scott in the campaign season and has been paid $5.5 million by the committee since it was re-formed as a PAC in March 2014.

Tallahassee-based consulting firms NG Strategies and The Labrador Company — run by Republican guru Brecht Heuchan — also got money from the PAC in May, leaving Let’s Get to Work with $255,375 in cash on hand at month’s end.

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Drew Wilson covers legislative campaigns and fundraising for SaintPetersBlog and FloridaPolitics.com. While at the University of Florida, Wilson was an editor at The Independent Florida Alligator and after graduation, he moved to Los Angeles to cover business deals for The Hollywood Reporter. Before joining Extensive Enterprises, Wilson covered the state economy and Legislature for LobbyTools.

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