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Rick Scott Campaign Calls $500,000 Donation A Mistake

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Florida Gov. Rick Scott talks about raising the bar on his jobs prediction numbers during his State of the State speech Tuesday, March 4, 2014, on the floor of the House of Representatives at the Capitol in Tallahassee, Fla. Scott touted Florida's improving economy in his speech that drew a contrast between the recession years under former Gov. Charlie Crist and the jobs created during his first three years in office. (AP Photo/Phil Sears) | ASSOCIATED PRESS

Florida Gov. Rick Scott's campaign is calling a previously reported $500,000 donation a mistake, according to the AP.

In 2013, the Republican's reelection campaign reported it had received a donation of more than half a million dollars from sugar giant Florida Crystals, but the AP reports state records no longer list the donation.

The AP reports:

John French, an attorney and chairman of the group, called the listing of the donation an "accounting error" and a "mistake."

When pressed for additional information, French said that people who log contributions and wire transfers "mistook some information." He added that "there was never a $500,000 check" and that state records as well as Let's Get to Work's website were corrected once the mistake was discovered.

A spokesman for Florida Crystals also called it an "accounting error." The privately owned company is run by the Fanjul family.

Scott filed the paperwork to seek a second term in office in December 2013, but he'd been planning a $100 million reelection effort since February of that year, Politico reported. The Palm Beach Post reports Scott pulled in about $4.5 million by November 2012.

Read more from the AP here.

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