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Let’s Get to Work posts third straight six-figure fundraising month

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Contributions are still flowing to Gov. Rick Scott’s political committee, which brought in its third straight six-figure haul last month.

The committee, Let’s Get to Work, added $118,300 in September and spent about $83,000, leaving the committee with about $717,000 on-hand at the end of the month. The September numbers represent only about a quarter of what the committee raised in August.

Most of the September money came from some familiar names, too. Former Anheuser-Busch CEO August A. Busch III matched his March and June contributions with another $25,000 check, and payday lender Amscott repeated its $25,000 donation from August. Winter Park-based businesses Sungate Real Estate and Hampton Cattle Co., which share an address, combined for $67,000.

The bulk of expenditures went toward political and fundraising consulting. Maryland-based On Message, Inc., took in $10,000 of that money. The consulting house has received more than $5.6 million in payments from Let’s Get to Work since March 2014.

Most of the rest of the money stayed in Tallahassee. The Labrador Co. got $16,000 and Haworth Strategies got about $11,000. Former Republican Party of Florida Finance Director Debbie Aleksander also got in on the action with a $15,000 payment for fundraising consulting.

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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