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Marco Rubio: Bailout beneficiaries steered 103K to Charlie Crist’s campaign

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Rubio Campaign: On the morning of a critical vote that will determine the future of Charlie Crist’s sweetheart bailout of one his main campaign contributors, a new report published by the Palm Beach Post reveals Crist has been on the receiving end of more than $100,000 in campaign contributions from “executives, family members, attorneys and lobbyists” linked to the bailout’s beneficiary.

According to reports filed with the Federal Election Commission, Crist received 46 contributions totaling $103,987.00 last year and all but one of the contributions were steered to Crist in May and June of 2009. That same April, Crist announced he had restructured the bailout for a third time, making it better for one beneficiary and worse for Florida’s taxpayers and the Everglades. Full story here.

Peter Schorsch is the President of Extensive Enterprises and is the publisher of some of Florida’s most influential new media websites, including,,, and Sunburn, the morning read of what’s hot in Florida politics. SaintPetersBlog has for three years running been ranked by the Washington Post as the best state-based blog in Florida. In addition to his publishing efforts, Peter is a political consultant to several of the state’s largest governmental affairs and public relations firms. Peter lives in St. Petersburg with his wife, Michelle, and their daughter, Ella.

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