Rick Scott gets $4M lift from Republican Governors Association

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“Let’s Get to Work,” the political committee aligned with Gov. Rick Scott’s re-election effort received a massive cash influx from the Republican Governors Association, with a $4 million donation, according to newly filed finance reports.

Together, Scott’s campaign account and Let’s Get to Work raised nearly $4.2 million from June 28 to July 4, with the $4 million contribution on July 2.

In seven days, Scott’s campaign took in $113,960, brining his total to about $5.6 million.

With the RGA donation, Let’s Get to Work received $4,055,800 during the period for an overall total of $32.9 million, and spent nearly $17.4 million.

At the same time, likely Democratic candidate Charlie Crist collected $947,888 for his campaign account. With his aligned “Charlie Crist for Florida,” committee adding $4.1 million, Crist has a total of $10.1 million raised through July 4.

This week, Crist dipped into his funding to roll out his first campaign television ad, a 30-second spot showing his support for equal pay for women and an increase in the minimum wage.

In  contrast, Let’s Get to Work has spent millions into ads supporting Scott.

Candidates and committees had a Friday deadline to file updated campaign-finance reports.

Former state Sen. Nan Rich, another Democratic candidate for governor, reported $3,726 in contributions to her campaign account between June 28 and July 4, for a total of $402,529.

“Citizens for a Progressive Florida,” the committee backing Rich,  raised another $2,500, for a total of $115,315, according to filed reports.

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