MIAMI (CBSMiami/NSF) — Within days of Florida Governor Rick Scott’s inauguration ceremony, a list of the donors for the event was released.READ MORE: Small Plane Makes Emergency Landing In West Kendall; US Coast Guard Searches For Missing Plane Off Boca Raton
A business lobbying organization, health-care companies, casino operators and Wal-Mart are among the latest contributors to help cover the costs.
The Republican Party of Florida on Friday announced $275,000 in donations from 13 sources, bringing to $787,700 the total raised for the activities.
The party has released four donor lists for Scott’s second inauguration, which will start with a prayer breakfast at Florida A&M University.
The inauguration ceremony will start at 11:20 a.m. on the east steps of the Old Capitol, with the governor taking the oath of office at noon.READ MORE: COVID In Florida: 5,459 Additional Cases, 118 Deaths Reported Saturday
Topping the latest donor list is Associated Industries of Florida’s Voice of Florida Business PAC, which gave $100,000, while AIF PAC also chipped in $50,000. The Orlando-based Realtors Political Advocacy Committee was good for $25,000, Deerfield Beach-based auto dealer JM Family Enterprises gave $15,000, and Wal-Mart Stores added $10,000.
Also, amid ongoing speculation about the future shape of gambling in Florida, St. Louis-based Isle of Capri Casinos gave $15,000, Racing Corp. of West Virginia gave $10,000 and Mardi Gras Gaming of Hollywood put up $5,000.
In the health-care industry, St. Louis-based Centene Management Company, the Hartford, Conn.-based Aetna, Inc., and the Minneapolis-based UnitedHealthcare Services, Inc., each gave $10,000.
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