Florida Governor Rick Scott makes his State of the State address in Tallahassee, Fla., on March 5, 2013.
Photographer: The Florida Channel
Copyright 2013 Scripps Media, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - A leading Florida Democrat is calling on Gov. Rick Scott to return $110,000 in campaign contributions from an insurer.
Dan Gelber, a former state senator and potential future statewide candidate, wrote a letter Friday to Scott saying that the deal "smells."
Heritage Property Insurance and Casualty Insurance is getting $52 million as part of an agreement to absorb 60,000 policies now held by Citizens Property Insurance Corp. The Citizens board narrowly approved the deal earlier this week.
Heritage donated money to Scott's political committee, Let's Get to Work, back in March. The governor's office has stated that Scott had no involvement in Citizens approving the deal.
Still Gelber says there was a "foul ambience" surrounding the entire deal which should prompt Scott to return the campaign contribution.
Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
Tampa police are currently investigating a shooting that occurred at 706 West Amelia Avenue.