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Rick Scott treks to Tennessee on another raid for jobs

Think we should tell them?

[State of Tennessee]

Think we should tell them?



He did it to California. And Connecticut. And New York. Pennsylvania, too.

Now, according to the News Service of Florida, Rick Scott is going north to poach jobs from the Volunteer State.  

But by doing so, is Scott breaking one of his cardinal rules? Unlike those other states, Tennessee has a Republican governor.

Here's the NSF post:

"With little fanfare, Gov. Rick Scott on Wednesday went to Tennessee to try to recruit businesses. A schedule released by Scott's office included an afternoon itinerary of “business development” meetings with Tractor Supply Co. in Brentwood, Tenn., and with electronics company Griffin Technology and tire company Bridgestone Americas in Nashville. Similar to a July 21 trip to Las Vegas for meetings with Allegiant Air, online shoe retailer Zappos and the company GigaCrete, the governor's office did not make a prior announcement of the Tennessee trip. That contrasts with pre-travel announcements about past business-development trips to Connecticut, New York, Pennsylvania, California and Kentucky, states that all had Democratic governors at the time of the trips. Before some of those trips, the economic-development agency Enterprise Florida ran radio ads touting the benefits of Florida. As with Nevada, Tennessee has a Republican governor."

[Last modified: Wednesday, August 9, 2017 6:03pm]


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