After collecting $3.2 million in June, fundraising slowed a bit in July for the political committee backing Gov. Rick Scott’s re-election bid.
The “Let’s Get to Work” committee posted $563,273 in contributions in July, which brings the organization’s 2013 total to $9.3 million.
Among the big July contributors was Crystal Lagoons USA, which chipped in $101,000. Crystal Lagoons is the U.S. branch of Chile-based pool manufacturer Crystal Lagoons Corp., which Scott announced in May was setting up in Miami.
Also, Harris Rosen, president and COO of Rosen Hotels & Resorts, contributed $50,000. Meanwhile, Hartman & Tyner, the owner of Mardi Gras Casino, which includes the greyhound track in Hallandale Beach, contributed $100,000.
In a National Review story last month, Scott said he expected to have $25 million in the bank by the end of the year to use “in early 2014 to define my opponent.”
The Tallahassee-based political organization drew $4.8 million for all of 2012. Nan Rich, the former Senate Democratic leader who remains the most-prominent Democrat who has announced a bid for governor, had raised $160,359 through the first half of this year, of which $101,107 was already spent.