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Is Rick Scott Bill McCollum's worst nightmare?



Meet Republican gubernatorial candidate Rick Scott of Naples (today's story here) who has at least the potential to completely upend the traditional campaign model in Florida. The founder of Columbia/HCA has  some baggage, nobody knows him, and it's pretty late in the game. But over the years we can't count how many times we've heard smart veteran politicos speculate about what would happen if a very wealthy fresh face came out of nowhere to launch a statewide campaign. He's already put $1.5-million behind a TV ad (the second one here).

[Last modified: Thursday, September 9, 2010 11:28am]


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