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Democrats air first TV ad against Rick Scott

17

June

The Florida Democratic party says its first TV ad in the governor's race is a six-figure buy for the Tampa, Orlando, and West Palm Beach markets. The subject? Gov. Rick Scott's background leading a health care company that paid record fines for alleged Medicare fraud. Focusing on his private sector background, rather than Scott's record as governor, reflecrs a wide-held view that 2010 Democratic nominee did not prosecute the Medicare fraud issue aggressively enough.

Here's the script   of the new ad:

Maybe you’ve heard about what was the largest Medicare fraud in history, committed when Rick Scott was a CEO. 
Or that Scott’s company paid record fraud fines of 1.7 billion dollars. 
And when Scott was deposed in lawsuits about his company, he took the fifth seventy-five times. 
Meaning, seventy-five times, Scott refused to answer questions because – if he had – he might admit to committing a crime.
A troubling past.  And now Rick Scott is our governor. 
Sponsored by the Florida Democratic Party.

And the ad:

 

[Last modified: Tuesday, June 17, 2014 10:25am]

    

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