Charlie Crist, Rick Scott each raise approximately $1.5 mil in March

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When Charlie Crist launched last year year his campaign for Florida governor, no one expected him to outraise Republican incumbent Rick Scott.

However, for two straight months, Crist — via his campaign and political committee — has kept pace with Scott, according to records posted with the Florida Division of Elections. 

In March, Crist raised $585,940 for his campaign and $940,870 for “Charlie Crist for Florida.” All told, that’s $1,526,810

Scott raised $1,196,571 for his campaign and $361,910 for “Let’s Get To Work.” $1,555,481.

Of course, Scott has a huuugggeee head-start on Crist, having already raised more than $25 million for “Let’s Get To Work.”

Peter Schorsch is the President of Extensive Enterprises and is the publisher of some of Florida’s most influential new media websites, including,,, and Sunburn, the morning read of what’s hot in Florida politics. SaintPetersBlog has for three years running been ranked by the Washington Post as the best state-based blog in Florida. In addition to his publishing efforts, Peter is a political consultant to several of the state’s largest governmental affairs and public relations firms. Peter lives in St. Petersburg with his wife, Michelle, and their daughter, Ella.