Wanna know who, more than anyone else, just loves the proposal to increase contribution limits to $3,000 per person …

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…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.”

Peter Schorsch is the President of Extensive Enterprises and is the publisher of some of Florida’s most influential new media websites, including SaintPetersBlog.com, FloridaPolitics.com, ContextFlorida.com, 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.