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Gubernatorial Re-election Benchmark: $100 Million

February 5, 2013 - 6:00pm

More than 20 months before the vote, the electioneering organization behind Gov. Rick Scotts re-election has posted taking in $1.27 million in new contributions just in January.

Now Washington, D.C.-based Politico claims Floridas governor is working to mount a $100 million campaign -- if former governor Charlie Crist is the Democratic nominee.

The idea would be to work with the Republican Party of Florida in replicating the computer-driven data and analytics successfully used by the Obama campaign.

The RPOF has already done some deeper voter-file work, and GOP Chairman Lenny Curry spoke out after the 2012 election about the need to catch up with Democratic data-gathering and turnout operations, Politico is reporting, using mostly unidentified sources.

Scott is also looking to raise more money from sources other than his own checkbook and hopes to bank tens of millions of dollars with the state party this year.

(Read more here.)

Reach Jim Turner at or at (772) 215-9889.

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