03/11/2014 11:02 am ET Updated Mar 11, 2014

Rick Scott Campaign Calls $500,000 Donation A Mistake


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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