In a recent post about comments by state Rep. Matt Gaetz, R-Shalimar, arguing that Florida’s “conservative comeback” could be hampered by Amendments 5 and 6, the so-called “Fair Districts” amendments which seek to limit politicians’ ability to gerrymander Florida districts, I noted that the Republican Party of Florida is the chief financial backer of the political action committee opposed to 5 and 6.

What escaped my attention at the time is the fact that the party has significantly ramped up its spending on the PAC.

According to the contribution records of Protect Your Vote (.pdf), the party donated another $867,500 last week, pushing its total contribution amount over the $2 million marks. That means the party is now responsible for 72 percent of the PAC’s fundraising.

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