Rick Scott is a Republican elected governor of Florida in 2010. He defeated Democrat Alex Sink, the state's chief financial officer, in the closest governor's race since 1876. He also spent $73 million of his own money to introduce himself to Floridians, having no political experience and barely met residency requirements.
Rick Scott is the former CEO of Columbia/HCA and also started Solantic. Scott was born Dec. 1, 1952, in Bloomington, Ill. He served in the Navy and graduated from the University of Missouri-Kansas City and Southern Methodist University Law School. He and his wife, Frances Annette, have two adult daughters.
As they prepare for the first of three TV debates, Gov. Rick Scott and former Gov. Charlie Crist are fine-tuning their talking points for viewers who are just starting to pay attention to the biggest race for governor in the country.
The delay in getting his classroom-supply debit card was expected, but what gave chemistry teacher Shawn Beightol a case of the eye-rolls was what he called the "inappropriate political message" attached to the bank statement that arrived in the mail.
Why should you vote for Charlie Crist to serve another term as Florida governor? First and foremost, because he's not Rick Scott.
Why should you vote for Rick Scott to serve a second term as Florida governor? First and foremost, because he's not Charlie Crist.
Gov. Rick Scott's chief troubleshooter was warned by letter nearly two years ago about the possible coverup of two suspicious prison deaths but did nothing other than forward the letter to the very people accused of hiding the deaths, documents obtained by the Miami Herald show.
TALLAHASSEE — State Sen. John Thrasher says he knows he faces a tough job winning over Florida State University students and faculty that opposed him becoming the school's next president.
TALLAHASSEE —The race for governor of Florida looks as close as ever with a new statewide survey showing voters are evenly divided on the contest and many people question the integrity of both candidates.
When Republican Rick Scott ran for governor in 2010, he carried 52 of Florida's 67 counties, yet he barely beat Democrat Alex Sink.
How could that happen?
Another week. Another $10.4 million thrown in the fire we call television advertising.
TALLAHASSEE — A state elections panel has tossed out a highly publicized complaint filed against Florida Gov. Rick Scott over the presence of on-duty police at a July campaign event in Tampa.