Pro-Rick Scott “Let’s Get to Work” spends another $1.4 million more on TV ads

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Let’s Get to Work,” the political committee associated with Gov. Rick Scott’s re-election effort made more than $1.4 million in media buys from July 5 to July 11, according to finance reports filed with the Florida Division of Elections.

Since March 1, “Work” spent $18.8 million, most of which for ads boosting Scott and attacking likely Democratic nominee Charlie Crist.

Substantial spending during the period compares to relatively weak fundraising by both Scott’s campaign and the committee. The governor’s campaign raised only $23,391 from July 5 to July 11, for an overall total of $5.64 million.

“Work” raised $50,000 in the same period, bringing its total to approximately $33 million. A $50,000 check came from Orlando real-estate firm HLM Properties, Inc., according to the DoE website.

As of Friday afternoon, the most current campaign-finance information for Crist and fellow Democrat Nan Rich are pending.

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