Rick Scott approaches $3 million for inaugural

January 3rd, 2011 by Staff

www.tampabay.com — Incoming Gov. Rick Scott has collected $2.8 million for his inaugural celebration, according to contribution reports posted Monday. Money-raisers expect to exceed $3 million by next week.

The contribution report continues to read like a who’s-who of Tallahassee special interests.

Some of the names and companies added to the list include: Altria, formerly known as Philip Morris, the big tobacco company that wants the state to make Dosal start paying into Florida’s landmark tobacco settlement case; Dosal, the Opa-Locka-based cigarette maker that wants to avoid the surcharge; the St. Joe Company; Tampa Bay Downs; and Las Vegas Sands.

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