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Cash Pours Into Scott, Putnam Political Committees

At least at this point, Gov. Rick Scott and Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam haven't announced plans to be on the ballot in 2018. But with Scott widely expected to run for U.S. Senate and Putnam likely to run for governor, closely aligned political committees are collecting big contributions that could help position the Republicans for their next races.

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Millionaires Add Up In Legislature

The 2016 Florida Legislature appears to have been the richest in recent history. And a couple of incoming freshmen, recently elected without opposition, could help make the 2017 class even wealthier. The makeup of the 160 members of the 2016 Legislature, considered a "part-time" lawmaking body where people earn about $30,000 a year, featured at least 55 millionaires --- three more than in the prior session, according to newly filed financial-disclosure reports. Also, the paperwork for seven members wasn't available Tuesday morning on the Commission on Ethics website.

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