The tribe, however, has continued to share revenues. Since 2004, more than $1.75 billion has gone to the state, according to Gov. Rick Scott (R), who is barred from seeking re-election due to term limits. He's instead a candidate for the U.S. Senate. "The tribe is committed to its long term compact with the state of Florida and intends to continue making revenue sharing payments as spelled out in the agreement," Chairman Marcellus Osceola Jr. said in a press release in April. The compact does not expire until 2030, Osceola noted. But efforts to update the agreement have repeatedly failed in the Republican-controlled Legislature. It's possible the incoming governor might be able to get a new compact through. The Republican candidate is Ron DeSantis, a current member of Congress. The Democratic candidate is Andrew Gillum. Campaign records of Voters in Charge can be found on the Florida Department of State website. Documents indicate nearly $27 million has been raised by the committee -- the bulk donated by the Seminole Tribe and The Walt Disney Company.
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