Charlie Crist committee transfers another $600K to Florida Democratic Party

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Charlie Crist for Florida,” the committee associated with the Democratic gubernatorial candidate raised $221,600 between July 12 and July 18, channeling another $600,000 to the Florida Democratic Party, according to the most recent finance reports.

Crist’s committee has sent several large checks to the state party recently. Along with a July 18 $600,000 payment, the Crist committee reported $400,000 sent to the FDP on July 8.

As of July 18, the committee raised an overall total of nearly $10.4 million, spending $2.2 million.

Crist’s campaign account has not posted updated numbers on the state Division of Elections website as of Friday morning.

During the same period, the campaign of incumbent Gov. Rick Scott and his closely aligned “Let’s Get to Work” committee took in $221,695. Although the committee did not report any TV media buys during the week, it did spend $213,752 on yard signs from Majority Strategies, Inc., a Ponte Vedra Beach firm.

Raising $200,695 during the period, Scott’s campaign brought its total to $5,840,775, spending a total of $1,051,206.

“Work” raised $21,000 during the weeklong period, for an overall total of $32,980,927, and spent $19,080,722 overall.

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