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Scott spends campaign day greeting 2010 hopeful and blasting Sink



After spending the morning in the Central Florida towns of Okeechobee and Lake Placid, Republican Rick Scott made a brief appearance at his campaign headquarters in Daytona Beach. The headline of his appearance was U.S. Sen. John Thune, the Republican who defeated former Democratic Sen. Tom Daschle in 2004.

Thune is among the lineup of 2012 potential presidential contenders who want to make good with the electorate in Florida. Scott has also campaigned with Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty and Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal.

Scott didn't spend the whole day making nice. He blasted Democrat Alex Sink for a "lack of integrity" Wednesday after CNN called her out for changing her story as to why she accepted a text message during the Monday debate. While the Scott campaign has worked carefully to turn every criticism Sink has lobbed at him -- failed oversight, evasive answers and lack of integrity -- back onto her, this opportunity fell into his lap.


[Last modified: Wednesday, October 27, 2010 4:32pm]


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