From Adam C. Smith of The Tampa Bay Times, 01/08/2019:
Rick Scott promised to “get something done” if elected Florida Senator. Today he becomes a senator, and one of the first things he will get done is raising money for his political committee.
He hosts a black tie Sunshine Ball tonight in Washington, where donors are asked to contribute up to $100,000.
The gala party at the Andrew Mellon Auditorium comes in the midst of a federal government shut down. Thousands of federal workers are going unpaid, while Scott donors will pay at least $25,000 for a photo opportunity with Florida’s new senator.