The power plant’s approval would benefit Florida Power and Light, Scott’s largest corporate campaign donor and a company in which the governor has invested as much as $500,000.
Florida’s governor is unable to tell the truth.
By spending tens of millions of dollars on paid TV ads and relentlessly barnstorming the state in his private jet, the Republican governor has repackaged himself.
Gov. Rick Scott’s education ad brags that Florida is “first in the nation” for fourth-grade reading and math scores. Six states posted better scores than Florida on fourth-grade math tests given in 2017.
“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.”