Gov. Rick Scott’s political committee, Let’s Get to Work, brought in $70,100 in contributions during the first two weeks of the month.
The contributions came in through just five contributions, with $50,000 of that money coming from the political committee of prison contractor the GEO Group, which operates many detention centers across the country, including the Broward Transitional Facility.
Also contributing were telecom company Motorola Solutions, which gave $7,500, and the company’s CEO Gregory Brown, who wrote a check for the same amount. Miami Lakes real estate investor Lewis Swezy added $5,000 and Fort Lauderdale law firm Waldman, Trigoboff, Hildebrandt, Marx & Calnan gave $100.
Scott’s committee has spent $40,391 in May as of Thursday, with $24,000 of that money heading to Tallahassee-based consulting shop Calvery Strategies. The Maryland-based firm On Message, which has produced ads for Scott for years, also got about $14,000 this month from the committee.
The preliminary May figures put the termed-out governor’s committee with about $1.2 million on hand as of May 19. Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam’s Florida Grown committee, by comparison, has a little over $3.4 million in the bank after raising about $30,000 and spending more than $65,000 between May 1 and May 19.