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Disney does not contribute to Rick Scott's campaign

Florida Republican Rick Scott
Florida Republican Rick Scott
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One of the largest political donors in the state of Florida is Walt Disney World. But the mega vacation resort is leaving one politician behind: Governor Rick Scott.

Even though Disney says that it is still supporting Scott in the upcoming governor's race in November, the Orlando Sentinel reported on Feb. 18 that the resort has yet to give the Republican governor any money directly to him or to his political committee, Let's Get to Work.

The omission of Scott is surprising because Disney has contributed other Republican politicians in the state, including all three of Scott's cabinet members. A spokeswoman from Disney would not tell the Sentinel why it was not contributing to Scott's campaign, though she told the Sentinel that the company was still backing the governor. She said:

"Governor Scott has a strong record on tourism and economic growth, and we are supporting him in 2014."

Some political strategist say that the reason Disney is not giving funds to Scott's campaign is because the company does not want to be involved in the race until they are confident of the winner.

Scott's potential Democratic opponent, Charlie Crist, is currently leading in the pools. But Scott is vastly out-raising the former governor and could become a major benefit if the economy improves even more.

Stay tuned.

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