How Governor Campaigns Are Funded





Candidates for governor talk a lot about The People.

When it comes to funding their campaign, candidates are really concerned about only one type of people — the wealthy.

Because in this state it costs up tens of millions of dollars to run, whether you’re Gov. Rick Scott or challenger Charlie Crist.

Just think about Florida’s myriad of TV markets. Ads must run and be paid for in such places as Pensacola, Tallahassee, Jacksonville, Orlando, Tampa, Fort Myers, West Palm Beach and Miami.

So it counts if you have friends with money who are willing to part with it.

Lots of money

Here is an example:

A fundraiser being held for Democratic candidate Crist at the luxury beachfront abode of lawyer Norman Fixel and his fashion designer wife, Susan Fixel.

The Fixel’s live in the Residences of the Ritz Carlton, where condos are listed for sale at up to $14.5 million apiece.



Please join us for a Special Reception with Governor Charlie Crist

Sunday, February 9th, 2014

5:00pm – 7:00pm

Private Roundtable $3,000

Cocktail Reception $1,000

Maximum donation: $3,000 per person or business

At the home of

Norman & Susan Fixel

The Residences at the Ritz Carlton

1 North Fort Lauderdale Beach Boulevard #2102

Fort Lauderdale Beach, FL

Political advertisement paid for and approved by Charlie Crist, Democrat, for Governor.

Charlie Crist for Governor, 
PO Box 1067
St. Petersburg, Florida 33701



2 Responses to “How Governor Campaigns Are Funded”

  1. Jose Alcala says:

    I signed up to contribute a monthly amount to the Charlie Crist campaign but cannot any longer do so. However, I cannot find a way to stop it at the Crist Campaign Website. Can you help?
    Jose Alcala, B.A., M.A., M.D., Ph.D.

    FROM BUDDY: Sorry, I can’t help you.

  2. Whopper says:

    Call your credit card company. Are you sure you have all those degrees?