US Sugar/Jeb Bush/Marco Rubio/ Rick Scott/Congress


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.


Since October,

US Sugar has now given Scott $200,000

in donations

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.


Walt Disney World Parks and Resorts;

Florida Chamber of Commerce

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?