CT Now

Gary Morse

He is the developer of The Villages, the overwhelmingly Republican retirement community of 100,000 sprawling over Lake, Sumter and Marion counties. Morse, his family and companies donated $2.4 million in 2012 alone to Republican causes. His jets fly high-ranking party members and his yacht the Cracker Bay was the site of a party during the GOP convention for those who put together more than $1 million for GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney. He was also a Florida presidential elector for both of George W. Bush's elections. (Morse is rarely photographed in public; the photo here is from 1999.)STEPHEN M. DOWELL, ORLANDO SENTINEL