…the guy pictured to the right — the most prodigious fundraiser in the history of Florida politics.
If there is one single person who stands to benefit the most from raising individual contribution limits from $1,000 per person per election cycle to $3,000 per person per election cycle, it’s Charlie Crist.
He’ll never be able to raise the kind of money Rick Scott can spend out of his own personal fortune, but if Charlie can ask each of his donors to kick in three times what they normally would have been able to, Crist can easily raise $75 million to $100 million for his expected gubernatorial campaign.
Even if Scott raises and spend twice that, at some point there is the issue of diminishing returns. There’s only so much airtime to purchase, after all.
No wonder Scott keeps saying, “No one’s shown me a rationale for raising these limits. So I don’t know why we’d be doing it.”