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Scott committee collects nearly $1.7M in month

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A political committee closely tied to Gov. Rick Scott raised almost $1.7 million in January, including collecting a handful of six-figure checks, according to a finance report posted Friday on the state Division of Elections website.

The Let's Get to Work committee totaled $1,679,350 in contributions during the month and had about $2.85 million in cash on hand as of Jan. 31.

Among its largest contributions were $250,000 from Skye Lane Properties, LLC of Clearwater; $100,000 from United States Sugar Corp.; $100,000 from Florida Crystals Corp.; $100,000 from The Geo Group, Inc.; $100,000 from Duke Energy; $100,000 from Comprehensive Health Management of Tampa; and $100,000 from St. Petersburg developer Brent Sembler, according to the report.

The committee also spent slightly more than $812,000 during the month, with $609,000 going to Washington-based Harbinger LLC for expenses such as event production and management.

The report does not provide detailed explanations of the expenses.

But Let's Get to Work hosted a gala last month in Washington in conjunction with the inauguration of President Donald Trump.