The right-wing roots of Scott’s press strategy

Rick Scott's 2010 campaign strategy, which mirrored that of many conservative candidates around the country that year, was rooted in the media maneuvers of right-wing movements, and Scott's campaign in fact shared DNA with both the press management of the district attorney who prosecuted Kansas abortion provider George Tiller and the public relations company that promoted Swift Boat Veterans for Truth in the 2004 presidential campaign.

Free Market Florida lauds growth management reversal

On Friday, a near-reversal of the state's 25-year-old growth management law became law. H.B. 7207 was approved by both the House and Senate at the close of the heavily critiqued legislative session. The bill aims to reduce state oversight over local land planning decisions, allowing cities and counties greater control in approving new developments. Environmental groups argued that the bill could lead to unregulated sprawl and harm Floridian's quality of life.

Lawsuits alleged a Rick Scott health care company engaged in serial discrimination

Rick Scott's record as a businessman is controversial. He is famous for earning a fortune in for-profit hospitals, until he was ousted as head of the country's largest hospital chain in 1997, during an investigation that led to a criminal indictment of the corporation for massive Medicare fraud. To rebound, in 2001, Scott launched Solantic, a statewide chain of walk-in clinics based in Jacksonville. From the beginning, Scott and Solantic were dogged by lawsuits that accused the chain of serial discrimination.
Tallahassee insiders align themselves with Rick Scott
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Tallahassee insiders align themselves with Rick Scott

On the cusp of winning the Republican nomination for governor in Florida, Rick Scott cracked a joke on primary night alluding to powerful interests in Florida that had aligned themselves with his opponent, Florida Attorney General Bill McCollum: In Tallahassee tonight, the deal-makers are crying in their cocktails. Now those deal-makers — lobbyists, legislators and party fundraisers — are quickly teaming up with Scott to raise funds for his campaign and make an about-face on the man whom they spurned, attacked and campaigned against prior to Aug. 24.