Rick Scott stumped in Miami’s Little Havana Monday in an attempt to woo Hispanic voters.
Scott has been battling Bill McCollum to appeal to the ultra-conservatives in the Republican Party governor’s primary, and his poll numbers show he is succeeding. Scott visited a senior citizen home and a right-wing radio station. The older generation of Cuban exiles have been a reliable part of Florida’s conservative base over the years, but it remains to be seen if Scott will appeal to Florida’s younger and diverse Hispanic population.
Scott came out strongly in support of Arizona’s new anti-illegal immigration laws. Meanwhile, a former Scott employee named David Yarian alleged that Scott prohibited him from hiring a Hispanic male with an accent because the candidate was not “mainstream American,” Yarian said. Scott has denied the allegation and dismissed Yarian as a disgruntled ex-employee.