Despite the millions of dollars in independent expenditures flowing in to Florida from political committees, a new report shows that 100 percent of the money is being reported without any information regarding its target– i.e. what the money is actually being spent on.
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Gov. Rick Scott has come under fire for a recent campaign contribution from Coral Gables entrepreneur Miguel Fernandez, chairman of MBF Partners, a “private equity firm that invests in healthcare companies.” MBF recently gave a committee affiliated with Scott a hefty $125,000 donation, leading some critics to speculate that the donation comes as a “thank you” of sorts for Florida’s Medicaid overhaul.
How two South Florida doctors — one with ties to the Mitt Romney campaign — have given millions through a web of companies.
A new report released by the National Institute on Money in State Politics finds that Florida’s campaign finance disclosure laws make it hard to see what effect independent spending has on elections in the state.
On Oct. 13, Gov. Rick Scott touted the news that Florida’s unemployment rate had dropped one tenth of 1 percent between August and September, saying in a statement, “Florida is headed in the right direction.” But new numbers reveal that many of the new jobs created since Scott took office have come in industries marked by low wages and minimal benefits.
Former health care executive and Republican candidate for governor Rick Scott contributed $11.6 million to his campaign in the last two weeks, according to campaign finance reports from the Florida Division of Elections. Scott has contributed a total of $59.4…
Let’s Get to Work, a 527 group associated with Florida Republican candidate for governor Rick Scott, raised $2.1 million last week, with $1.5 million coming from a trust in the name of Scott’s wife. Her…
“Either [Rick Scott] was incompetent and knew nothing of the massive fraud under way at his own company, or he was indeed complicit in the crime. Either way, he should be disqualified from being governor of the state of Florida.”
Those were the words written in an Aug. 9 editorial by the conservative West Palm Beach-based news organization Newsmax when it endorsed Rick Scott’s Republican primary opponent, Attorney General Bill McCollum. On Oct. 12, Newsmax donated $100,000 to a 527 group solely associated with Scott, Let’s Get to Work, according to donor disclosures released Wednesday.
On Tuesday, the South Florida Water Management District bought nearly 27,000 acres of Everglades wetlands from U.S. Sugar for $197 million. The deal was much scaled back from an original proposal by Gov. Charlie Crist to buy all…