Rick Scott campaign pulls in another $397K

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Gov. Rick Scott collected $397,830 from July 19-25 for his re-election campaign, bringing his total to $6.2 million, according finance reports filed with the state Division of Elections on Friday.

During the weeklong campaign-reporting period, Scott also spent $83,399 for overall spending of $1.1 million. Scott’s campaign, as well as his associated committee “Let’s Get to Work” have now taken in more than $39 million to return the incumbent to office.

On Thursday, the committee reported it had surpassed $33 million.

The latest finance information for likely Democratic candidate Charlie Crist is pending on the state Division of Elections website as of Friday.

Former Senate Minority Leader Nan Rich, Crist’s Aug. 26 Democratic primary opponent, continues to raise small amounts of money, according reports filed by her campaign.

Rich received $7,036 from July 19-25, bringing her total to $427,837.

Citizens for a Progressive Florida,” the committee backing Rich’s candidacy, did not report raising fundraising during the reporting period and remains at a total of $140,315.

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