Rick Scott’s “Let’s Get to Work” committee raises just $11K in February

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After posting more than $1.2 million in January, the political committee in support of Governor Rick Scott’s re-election posted $11,500 in contributions last month, with the money all coming in before his proposal to expand Medicaid, according to the group’s website.

The “Let’s Get to Work” political committee reported nine contributions in February, all posted Feb. 19, with four coming from the Tallahassee Post Office Box of lobbying firm Johnson and Blanton, including $500 from the Council of Florida Family Practice and Community Teaching Hospitals, Inc.  The Florida Hospital Healthcare System in Orlando also put up $500.

The committee’s two month haul keeps the fundraising far ahead of the 2012 pace.  Last year, Let’s Get to Work recorded $4.79 million, with $216,751 coming in during the first two months. The committee spent $64,915 in February, 2013, of which $53,866 went to Forward Strategies, a Tallahassee political consulting firm run by Meredith O’Rourke, who once raised campaign cash for former Gov. Charlie Crist.

Material from the News Service of Florida was used in this post.

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