News Release: Associated Press
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) -- The likely face-off between incumbent and former Florida governors is attracting a lot of out-of-state contributions.
Donors outside of Florida have so far pumped $15 million into the campaigns and related committees supporting Republican Gov. Rick Scott and his Republican-turned-Democrat opponent, former Gov. Charlie Crist.
The two men face primary challengers on Tuesday but have dominated polls and expect to face each other in the general election.
The Tampa Tribune and Scripps report that, all told, out-of-state donors account for 17 percent of the money so far raised by Scott and Crist.
That's up from 12 percent in non-Florida contributions made to gubernatorial candidates four years ago.