Scott appointed former U.S. Senate candidate Carlos Beruff, who’s already facing an ethics commission complaint.
Scott’s donors will pay at least $25,000 for a photo opportunity with Florida’s new U.S. senator.
A former deputy secretary in the Florida Department of Health speculates that officials delayed notifying well users because of the impending election.
Sources with ties to Scott say that he is looking at different options that would allow him finish his full second term as Florida’s 45th governor.
Rick Scott and cabinet will meet Nov. 20 by telephone, just hours after Scott and two Cabinet members will certify the results of the Nov. 6 elections, to approve the FPL power plant. FPL’s parent company has donated more then $1 million to Scott’s campaigns, and Scott owns as much as $500,000 in company stock.
Scott, despite his self-assurance, has not technically won the U.S. Senate seat yet. He may be the first candidate to ever attend an orientation as a senator-elect before actually being the senator-elect.
Scott repeated his allegations Sunday, without evidence, that fraud is behind the increase in votes for Nelson, saying he has asked the Florida Department of Law Enforcement to look into potential fraud. The department and the secretary of state have both previously said there is no evidence of fraud.
Scott’s Senate campaign is suing the Broward County elections supervisor and is ordering the Florida Department of Law Enforcement to investigate elections offices in Broward and Palm Beach counties.
“This race is over. It’s a sad way for Bill Nelson to end his career. He is desperately trying to hold on to something that no longer exists.”
Republican Gov. Rick Scott was narrowly leading incumbent Democrat Bill Nelson late Tuesday in the race for U.S. Senate