Governor Jeb Bush,
Senator Marco Rubio
Governor Rick Scott
all have collected money from US Sugar!
The Five of them, and many more in the ‘Florida State Congress’ are helping Sugar companies in and around Florida pollute our rivers, streams, Lakes, and the Atlantic Ocean!
Another $100K donation from US Sugar to Gov. Rick Scott
Jeremy Wallace, Times/Herald Tallahassee
Wednesday, June 29, 2016 12:42pm
With another $100,000 donation earlier this month,
The US Sugar Corporation has become
one of Gov. Rick Scott top financial supporters.
US Sugar has now given Scott $200,000
for a political
committee Scott runs called Let’s Get to Work. In hitting the $200,000 threshold, US Sugar became one of Scott’s five biggest donors since the start of 2015.
By far the biggest donor to Scott since the start of 2015 remains
the Florida Chamber of Commerce,
which has donated $790,000
to Scott’s committee.
Floridians for a Stronger Democracy
(a political committee with ties to Associated Industries of Florida);
“In other words a large Lobbyists Group!”
Tampa Bay Lightning owner Jeffrey Vinik
have also given
$200,000 or more
to Let’s Get to Work.
Since the start of 2015, Scott has raised $6.5 million for Let’s Get to Work, including about $1.7 million in 2016. Let’s Get to Work has spent $4.9 million since the start of 2015, and about $1.8 million in 2016.
The financial activity comes despite Scott being term limited and unable to run for re-election. While some have suggested Scott is aiming to run for the U.S. Senate in 2018, Scott has refused to say publicly whether he is considering taking on U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson, a Democrat.
Rick Scott now flush with the sugar money he once criticized
October 12, 2013|Scott Maxwell, TAKING NAMES
Three years ago, when Big Sugar was financing the campaign of Rick Scott’s GOP opponent, Scott called the sugar money “disgusting.”
“He’s owned by U.S. Sugar,” Scott said of veteran Republican Bill McCollum. “They’ve given him nearly a million dollars for his campaign. And it’s disgusting.”
GOP Turmoil, Climate Change and Fair Districts in Florida Have Big Sugar Scrambling
May 13, 2016
Rubio offers three proposals to stop the algae,
but sending water south isn’t one
U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio said on Friday three things
need to happen immediately to tackle the algae crisis,
but none of them includes buying land to send
Lake Okeechobee water south to reduce discharges.
Ever wonder why?