Gov. Rick Scott is using big bait to lure supporters to a $5,000-a-head dinner and fishing fundraiser today — Louisiana Republican Gov. Bobby Jindal.
It is a much more traditional event from the aborted $25,000-a-person alligator hunt planned earlier in the year, reports the News Service of Florida. Charter fishing daytrips outside the Emerald Grande are also a bit more conventional for Florida fundraising.
Hosting the event at the Emerald Grande in Destin is Scott’s “Let’s Get to Work” committee, the fundraising division of the governor’s re-election campaign, is holding and will include.
Fishing is appropriate fundraising for Scott, since the “Work” committee reeled in nearly $13.5 million so far in 2013.
Scott’s team canceled the private gator hunt after news of the event leaked to social media.
Last year, the News Service reports, Scott also held a fishing competition in Destin with another GOP governor, the failed presidential candidate Rick Perry from Texas.