Democrats air first TV ad against Rick Scott
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: