With $300K haul, Rick Scott-aligned Let’s Get To Work Committee now at $4.2 million raised

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A political committee with close ties to Gov. Rick Scott raised $306,700 between Aug. 10 and Sept. 14, bringing its total to more than $4.2 million this year, according to a campaign-finance report filed this week via the News Service of Florida.

The Let’s Get to Work Committee received much of its money during the latest reporting period from businesses in the insurance and health-care industries. Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida contributed $150,000, while FPIC Insurance Group contributed $25,000 and Molina Healthcare chipped in $20,000, the report shows. The committee also received several contributions from parts of the nursing home industry.

With Scott not running for re-election until 2014, the committee’s spending this year has been largely limited to such costs as consulting. The report, for example, lists a $33,500 expenditure on Sept. 5 to Virginia-based Fabrizio, McLaughlin & Associates for a survey.

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