Multi-millionare Florida gubernatorial candidate Rick Scott, who spent $50 million of his own money to win the Republican primary last week, told a gathering in Tampa Monday that he is “probably” done spending his own money on the race, the Tampa Tribune reported.
But the Republican renegade, who ruffled party feathers during his successful primary battle against party-backed favorite son and state Attorney General Bill McCollum, said he hasn’t closed the door on possibly tapping into his personal fortune while campaigning for the Nov. 2 general election, the paper said.
Scott and state GOP leaders gathered in Tampa Monday to help mend their bruised relationship. Scott has promised to help raise money for the party, which, after helping subsidize McCollum’s failed campaign, could use a quick infusion of cash.
“I’m going to make sure we have enough money for our statewide candidates to win,” the paper reported Scott as saying. He said he’s going to try to do that through fundraising, not simply writing his own checks.