President Trump signed executive orders that could roll back regulations adopted in the 2008 financial crisis.
The sugar industry, energy companies and the owner of the Jacksonville Jaguars were among the Florida donors that helped bankroll President Donald Trump’s inauguration in January.
Companies and individuals from the Sunshine State collectively gave more than $5.5 million of the $106.7 million Trump’s committee raised from private sources nationwide to fund six days of events surrounding his Jan. 20 swearing-in.
The total was more than twice the $53 million President Barack Obama raised for his first inauguration in 2009, the previous record.
Thirty-eight contributors from Florida gave at least $25,000, according to the 510-page report Trump’s committee filed with the Federal Election Commission last week.
The list includes 20 who gave at least $100,000 and two who ponied up $1 million apiece: Shahid R. Khan, a business tycoon from Naples, who owns the Jacksonville Jaguars of the National Football League, and Ronnie Ory Jr. of Brandon, who owns Cyprexx Services, a real estate rehabilitation firm in the Tampa area.
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Florida donors also included companies who have a stake in what Washington will decide on numerous fronts including energy, health care and agriculture:
- Florida Crystal Corps (West Palm…
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