Rick Scott campaign, “Work” committee raise $1.3M in April

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Gov. Rick Scott raised $1.3 million in April through both his campaign and political committee, as well as receiving in-kind contributions of more than $500,000, according to newly filed Division of Elections reports.

Scott’s campaign took in $1.05 million in April, for a total of about $3.57 million, spending $114,752, making his overall spending $445,675. The campaign account received $528,350 in in-kind contributions in April, a majority from the Republican Party of Florida to cover staff and polling costs.

At the same time, Scott’s closely aligned “Let’s Get to Work” committee took in $257,000 in April, for an overall total of around $28 million.

“Work” has been running television ads, with a $5.4 million media buy in April for a total of $9.6 million spent to date.

Republican Party of Florida officials issued a statement Monday saying it collected $1.72 million in April.

April reports for Democratic candidates Charlie Crist and Nan Rich are pending as of Monday morning.  Candidates and political committees face a deadline of Monday to file campaign-finance reports with the DOE for activity through April 30.

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