Rick Scott’s Senate financing still mostly a mystery

“The longer Rick Scott is governor, the more his net worth rises and his shady conflicts of interest pile up. Floridians know exactly why Rick Scott is keeping his money a secret: there’s something in there he doesn’t want them to see,” said American Bridge spokesperson Joshua Karp.

Palm Beach Post: Rick Scott’s Senate financing still mostly a mystery

By John Kennedy | July 8, 2018

  • “Three months since he announced for U.S. Senate, and $10 million in TV advertising later, Floridians still don’t know much about who is funding Gov. Rick Scott’s free-swinging campaign.”
  • “Still, the few glimpses into Scott campaign spending that so far are available show he’s hardly an outsider but is relying heavily on support from well-lined pockets of political and corporate power.”
  • “Despite the maverick sheen, Scott has crossed the country for fundraisers, including Washington events with House and Senate Majority Leaders Kevin McCarthy and Mitch McConnell. In San Francisco, Scott raised money with former Giants managing partner Peter Magowan, and in North Palm Beach with golf Hall of Famer Jack Nicklaus.”
  • “The Rick Scott Victory Fund, a joint fundraising account with the National Republican Senatorial Committee, has reported some of what is certainly multimillions the governor has collected, and possibly enhanced with money from his own pocket.”

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