Florida Gov. Rick Scott’s (R) reelection campaign could be fined as much as $82 million if found guilty of an accusation of campaign finance violations.
State Democratic Party chair Allison Tant filed a complaint with the Florida Elections Committee on Monday, alleging Scott’s campaign illegally transferred nearly $27.4 million from the governor’s longstanding but now-shuttered electioneering communication organization, called “Let’s Get To Work,” to a newly formed political committee of the same name.
Scott, who opened the original Let’s Get To Work while running for governor in 2010, continued fundraising for it even after taking office; it was closed out earlier this month in favor of the committee. At heart of the allegations from Democrats is the difference between how electioneering communication organizations and committees are allowed to operate.