“Let’s Get To Work” dropped another $900K on advertising Aug. 2-8

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Let’s Get to Work,” the political committee closely aligned with Gov. Rick Scott’s re-election effort, spent more than $900,000 in advertising last week, for $21 million in overall spending, according to recently filed financial reports.

“Work” spent $1,183,588 from Aug. 2-8, with $900,256 on Aug. 7 going to Maryland-based On Message, Inc. for advertising. The committee also purchased direct mail ads and signs.

During the same period, Work collected $21,000 in contributions, for an overall total of $33,111,427. Also during the weeklong period, Scott’s campaign took in $228,131, raising its overall take to $6,583,132 while spending $1,271,227 overall through Aug. 8.

Campaign finance reports for likely Democratic candidate Charlie Crist with the Division of Elections website are pending as of Friday morning.

However, former Democratic Senate Minority Leader Nan Rich, reported $17,682 raised from Aug. 2-8, for an overall total of $644,354, while spending a total of $428,416.

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