Rick Scott’s Campaign Record Shows Money Trail to SunPass Contractor

By Hannah Denham and Steve Bousquet of Tampa Bay Times, 8/02/2018:
Rick Scott’s campaign record shows money trail to SunPass contractor, Conduent
… And the day before the Florida Department of Transportation sent a letter threatening to penalize Conduent State and Local Solutions for persistent problems with the SunPass billing system, Scott was the toast of a lunchtime fundraiser, this time in D.C.
The host that day was Conduent’s Tallahassee lobbyist.
Critics say the donations could explain what they say has been a slow move to penalize Conduent for problems that have angered SunPass users for two months now.
“If Governor Rick Scott truly isn’t beholden to political donations from billionaires with ties to Conduent Inc., he would call for an investigation into the SunPass vendor responsible for this complete failure,” said Marisol Samayoa, a spokeswoman for the Florida House Democrats, in an email. “Now the question really is whose bottom line is really being hurt by an investigation — his or Conduent’s?”

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