Wilton Simpson committee hauled in $541K on eve of Legislative Session
Wilton Simpson. Image vis Colin Hackley.

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Lawmakers are barred from raising money during the Legislative Session.

On the eve of this year’s Legislative Session, a political committee led by Senate President Wilton Simpson raised $541,000, according to a newly filed finance report.

The report for the committee Jobs for Florida lists a March 1 date for the contributions. The Legislative Session started March 2, and lawmakers are barred from raising money during the Session.

Among the contributions to Simpson’s committee were $50,000 from the medical marijuana firm Trulieve; $45,000 from the tobacco firm RAI Services Co., $25,000 from The Big Easy Casino in Hallandale Beach; and $25,000 from Disney Worldwide Services, according to the report filed with the state Division of Elections.

The committee also raised $515,000 in February.

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Republished with permission from The News Service of Florida.

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