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Check Out Who's Contributing To Rick Scott's Reelection Campaign

10/15/2013 08:00 am ET | Updated Oct 16, 2013
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Florida Gov. Rick Scott (R) has raised $18.5 million for his reelection campaign, according to figures tallied by the Tampa Bay Times.

Scott's political organization Let's Get To Work posted the 2,600 donors (and counting) online.

A former health care executive, Scott spent more than $73 million of his own money in his 2010 campaign, prompting headlines like "Rick Scott Buys, Er, Wins Florida Governor Race."

In the years since, he's become one of the most unpopular governors in the country. A recent poll clocked a 33 percent approval and 55 percent disapproval rating for the Republican governor.

Gov. Scott’s going to need a lot of money to convince people that he’s not the guy they think he is and already don’t like,” said Dan Gelber, a Democrat and former Miami Beach state senator and candidate for attorney general, told the Palm Beach Post. “He is going to have to create a new fiction – and that’s going to be costly.”

Here are some of the more notable contributors to Scott's reelection campaign, from when he took office in January 2011 through the end of last month, according to Let's Get To Work:

  • 1 Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida: $787,500
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  • (Pictured: Patrick Geraghty, chief executive officer of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida)
  • 2 Big Sugar: $550,000
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  • United States Sugar Corporation: $400,000

    Florida Crystals: $150,000
  • 3 Seminole Tribe Of Florida: $505,000
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  • 4 Florida Power & Light Company: $555,512
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  • 5 Wayne Huizenga: $380,500
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  • 6 Sheldon Adelson: $250,000
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  • Adelson is the owner of The Venetian in Las Vegas and the Israeli daily newspaper "Israel HaYom."
  • 7 Shahid Khan: $250,000
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  • Khan is the owner of the Jacksonville Jaguars.
  • 8 AT&T: $100,000
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  • (Pictured: Randall Stephenson, chairman, president and chief executive officer of AT&T)
  • 9 Fontainebleau Miami Beach: $85,000
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  • 10 Donald Trump: $60,000
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  • 11 Stephen Ross: $50,000
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  • Ross is the owner of the Miami Dolphins.
  • 12 Seaworld: $30,000
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  • 13 Verizon: $30,000
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  • 14 Yahoo: $5,000
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  • 15 PepsiCo: $5,000
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