Charlie Crist gets boost from Democratic Governors Association

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Former Republican governor Charlie Crist received a sizeable boost from the Democratic Governors Association, which channeled $500,000 into his run against incumbent GOP Gov. Rick Scott.

The DGA boost helped Crist’s political organization outraise Scott and his political committee from June 21 to June 27, according to newly filed reports. From this point on, Florida candidates and affiliated committees must provide weekly reports.

Charlie Crist for Florida” took in $625,150 during the most recent seven-day reporting period, counting the governors’ association money, compared to Scott’s committee — “Let’s Get to Work” – that raised $262,000 during the same period. Scott’s committee stands at $9.34 million while Crist raised $62,910 for his official campaign account, for a total of $3.96 million.

As for overall fundraising, Scott continues his lead over Crist.

Scott took in $253,237 during the June 21 to June 27 reporting period, bringing his total to $5.5 million. The governor’s largest contributor to his political committee was $100,000 from The Villages, a massive retirement community in Central Florida.

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