“This earned him a brief reprieve from the contempt.”
There was no mention during the brief rally of the red tides that plague Florida. When asked by a reporter, Scott blamed nature, and said that the only thing that could help is “really good easterly winds right now.”
A Venice crowd, incensed about the toxic algae, jams sidewalks as the governor visits Sarasota County, chanting “Red Tide Rick!”
Rick Scott and his wife have invested at least $18 million in three financial firms managing money for the state pension system that Scott himself oversees. The three firms that have received $325 million worth of Florida pension investments.
This is his second transportation gaffe in two weeks. On Aug. 24, Scott’s campaign Twitter account promised to fight for federal funds if he’s elected to the Senate, despite Scott rejecting billions of dollars in money for a high-speed rail.
“I can’t believe Rick Scott is scared of a bunch of little old ladies in tennis shoes. We’re here because we love our beaches.”
Throughout nearly eight years in office, Scott has routinely redacted or removed information from his schedule, even long after events have taken place, citing the same surveillance exemption.
The giant hole in his rags-to-riches story is the $1.7 billion that his hospital company, Columbia/HCA, was fined for defrauding Medicare and Medicaid.
The portfolio of Gov. Rick Scott and First Lady Ann Scott includes earnings last year of at least $2.9 million in two dozen hedge funds registered in the Cayman Islands, a well-known tax haven for U.S. and foreign investors.
The PAC has raised $10 million since January 2017. Federal regulations allow candidates to have some interaction with the super PACs that support them, short of direct coordination of strategy and messaging. Rick Scott is actually joining the conference calls of his Super PAC.