Rick Scott Has Raised $18.5 Million for Reelection Campaign

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Look at all this money! NYAA!
Just because you hate Rick Scott, that doesn't automatically mean he won't win reelection next year.

(And we can, at this point, agree, that most of you hate him.)

Let's break down how and why:

1. This is Florida.
2. He Has Really, Really, Ridiculously Filthy-Rich Friends.
3. But, mostly, He Has Really, Really, Ridiculously Filthy-Rich Friends.

According to the Tampa Bay Times, Gov. Voldemort has raised $18.5 million for his reelection bid so far. And that number is climbing every day.

The money is coming in from special interest groups, people who generally hate Obamacare, people who are just chummy with Rick, and others who believe Obama is going to take their mansions and give them to poor people.

They range from Blue Cross Blue Shield, which has given $637,500, to H. Wayne Huizenga, who has donated $270,500, to Jacksonville Jaguars owner and owner of an awesome mustache Shahid Khan, who has given $250,000, to political committees, which Rick has so far collected $865,500 from.

With nearly 2,600 donors to date, Scott's re-election fundraising strategy is a stark contrast to his 2010 campaign, when he ran as an outsider, was shunned by the Republican Party network and financed his effort with more than $70 million of his money. This time, Scott is the recipient of money from a deep pool of political insiders, and with the election still more than a year away, he runs a lean operation, having spent about 10 cents of every dollar raised.

So, even as he continues to screw the middle class, oppress minority voters, wants to keep Florida from receiving Affordable Care Act benefits, has schools in the crapper, and is generally a pretty terrible governor that the majority of Floridians dislike, it's still very much going to be an uphill battle to get him booted

It's going to take a lot of people waiting in line for eight to 12 hours to vote him out in November 2014.

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riverrat69 topcommenter

The scumbag will probably get re-elected because the Dems don't have any good candidates, the middle class votes against it's own best interests, and this is FloriDUH.

Paul Sutherland
Paul Sutherland

Jeremy Jensen, no one is stopping you from buying private insurance on your own if it is not a better buy than policies you find via the the ACA. The majority of Americans in these polls that don't like the ACA don't know what the ACA is or does because of all the misinformation out there by PACs and lobbyists. You are raising your own blood pressure ranting against New Times in vain. If you haven't noticed, they don't really like Rick Scott or the (majority) of the GOP or its policies. Usually with just cause since the GOP allows themselves to be sided with misinformed lunatics and outdated social policies.

winsomelosesome topcommenter

I'm pretty sure he wants to reinact slavery, remove the right to vote from women, ban alcohol, and and totally co-op the Forth Estate.

Jeremy Jensen
Jeremy Jensen

Why do I even bother reading these opinions. It is a 50-50 split of teachers liking him since he has done more for schools that Charlie did. The majority of Americans don't like the ACA so what is the point of even bringing this up. Why don't you do a story about your insurance being cheaper under the ACA if you get a divorce than being married and pay an average of 15k a year? That would be worth reading.

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