Charlie Crist raised $2.1 million in first five days after primary

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After passing his primary challenge, checkbooks are now beginning to open for Democrat Charlie Crist.

In five days winning the Aug. 26 primary, the committee associated with the official Democratic nominee raised more than $2.2 million.

On its campaign report listed online, “Charlie Crist for Florida” posted $2,216,800 in contributions from Aug. 27-31.

The largest contributions to the former Republican governor – who faces GOP Gov. Rick Scott in November — received support from a mix of attorneys, law firms, PACs and labor unions.

The three largest contributions posted in the five-day period were $500K each from the Democratic Governors Association, the American Federation of Teachers and the NEA Fund for Children & Public Education.

Official numbers from the Florida Division of Elections website are pending as of noon Friday.

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