How two South Florida doctors — one with ties to the Mitt Romney campaign — have given millions through a web of companies.
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While Tuesday’s Republican primary outcome is probably still in doubt, one thing is clear: Florida Attorney General Bill McCollum will be outspent by his self-funded opponent, former health care executive Rick Scott. Scott and his 527 group have spent almost $40 million on his campaign, while the McCollum campaign has spent about $10 million.
But a 527 group associated with McCollum, the Florida First Initiative, has collected big donations from big industries in recent weeks, helping the attorney general place TV ads as his battle with Scott comes down to the wire.
Buoyed by another $140,000 this week from Freedom First Committee (state Sen. Mike Haridopolos’ 527), Florida First Initiative released Tuesday a new television ad attacking his rival, Rick Scott, on his tenure as CEO of Columbia/HCA, the largest for-profit hospital chain in the U.S. Florida First Initiative has associations with Scott’s opponent, Florida Attorney General Bill McCollum.