Tag: Political committees
Past winners of the Hemingway Look-Alike Contest. Image via AP.

A.G. GancarskiDecember 7, 2017

Build Something That Lasts, the political committee linked to Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry both spent and raised money robustly in November. Checks cut were more interesting than deposits, which, by and large, came from the usual suspects. For the first time since August, Curry’s committee cleared six-figures, raking in $112,000. The committee has just under $475,000 […]

Scott PowersSeptember 19, 2017

State Sen. Jack Latvala called Tuesday for electric utilities in Florida to stop donating to political campaigns and instead spend the money on improving their power grid infrastructure. Latvala is a Republican gubernatorial candidate from Clearwater, has received electric company money in his political committee, Florida Leadership Committee, but not nearly as much as his […]

Michael MolineMay 12, 2017

Innovate Florida, state Sen. Bill Galvano’s political committee, spent a quiet April on the fundraising front while the Legislative Session concluded. It collected exactly $0. This after amassing $494,200 during the first three months of the year and $6.2 million since 2013, according to state records. Sen. Wilton Simpson’s Jobs for Florida committee’s fundraising took […]

Scott PowersMay 11, 2017

Three Democrats and one Republican running so far for the 2018 Florida governor’s race are starting out with war chests built with big checks, from such sources as August A. Busch, George Soros, David King and Wayne Hogan, mainly cut to their independent political committees that have no limits. Republican Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam leads the […]

A.G. GancarskiAugust 19, 2016

After a debate Thursday night that focused on Corrine Brown and her legal issues, Congressional District 5 Democrat Al Lawson had to address issues of his own in the post-debate presser. Specifically, $14,000 in money from political committees since July 1 — many of which, such as U.S. Sugar, Associated Builders and Contractors, and I-PAC Jax … line up almost exclusively behind […]

Peter SchorschAugust 13, 2016

A report in the TCPalm about incoming Florida Senate President Joe Negron‘s fundraising activities offers an incomplete, naive, and laughable insight into the otherwise serious subjects of campaign finance and how legislative leaders rise to the top of their respective chambers. Investigative reporter George Andreassi paints by the numbers with his exaggerations of the fundraising circuit; use of well-regarded, […]

A.G. GancarskiAugust 4, 2016

Most incumbents facing primary competition can count on a little help from their friends. And State Sen. Lizbeth Benacquisto is no exception. Benacquisto is running for re-election in Southwest Florida’s Senate District 27, facing Republican Jason Maughan in the Aug. 30 primary. An interesting donor of late: “Working for Florida’s Families,” the political action committee of […]


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