Charlie Crist took quick advantage of a new Florida law that allows donors to write much fatter checks to candidates.
Of the $777,925 that former Republican Gov. Crist collected in November for his Democratic gubernatorial quest, $432,000 came from 144 contributors who wrote checks for the new statewide maximum of $3,000. Before Nov. 1, the most a contributor could give a candidate was $500 for a primary and $500 for a general election.
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