Tag: political contributions
Despite COVID-19 concerns, 'Jungle Cruise' makes movie magic (and money). Image via AP.

A.G. GancarskiSeptember 20, 2018
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State Rep. Bobby Payne, a Palatka Republican representing House District 19, has amassed what looks to be a prohibitive cash advantage against Democratic challenger Paul Still. Payne’s last two reporting periods have been strong — between Aug. 24 and Sept. 14, he raised a total of $30,325. Of that sum, $21,025 was raised Aug. 24-31, from 62 individual […]

Scott PowersAugust 18, 2017
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Democratic gubernatorial candidate Chris King is calling for an independent investigation after CNN report Friday alleging the Florida Department of Health used faulty processes and political motives to kick 13,000 chronically sick children out of the state’s Children’s Medical Services program. “I’m calling for an independent investigation into the Florida Department of Health and the […]

Jim RosicaJune 1, 2017
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Republican candidate for governor Adam Putnam, who is sitting on $10 million in cash-on-hand from contributions, has released fundraising numbers showing what his campaign calls his “wide range of grassroots support.” The numbers came in a Thursday email from Amanda Bevis, Putnam’s campaign spokeswoman. He’s now finishing his second term as Florida’s elected agriculture commissioner; he is term-limited in […]

Peter SchorschAugust 24, 2016
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Publix Supermarkets has given nearly $2.6 million to Florida candidates and committees during the 2016 election cycle, including more than $300,000 since the start of August. Among the Lakeland-based company’s most recent contributions were a $100,000 check to the Florida Chamber of Commerce, and an additional $150,000 payment to the group’s “Florida Jobs” political committee. […]

Peter SchorschJuly 18, 2016
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Last week, the Miami Herald’s Mary Ellen Klas reported Florida’s sugar industry has spent a “whopping” $57.8 million over the last 22 years on political campaign contributions. This number sounds huge. But to those actively involved in Florida’s political process, the number is not so whopping when you’re plying your trade as a health care, theme park/entertainment, […]

Jim RosicaJune 3, 2016
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State Sen. Jeff Brandes has given $200,000 toward his own re-election, May fundraising reports show. His latest numbers, posted Friday, also show Brandes pulled in another $32,000 in contributions for the month. That brings the St. Petersburg Republican’s total raised to nearly $480,000 for this year’s election. He has cash-on-hand of more than $310,000. As of Friday, he […]

Scott PowersFebruary 16, 2016
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Orlando’s theme park behemoths – mostly Walt Disney companies – have already poured $2.77 million into campaign and political committees and parties for this election cycle so far, preferring Republicans by almost 3 to 1 over Democrats. Disney, as usual, leads the way, with a combination of cash and in-kind services (typically providing tickets or […]


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