Rick Scott, "Worst Governor Ever" Electee, Confirms He'll Seek Reelection in 2014

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It's no surprise by any stretch of the imagination, but Gov. Rick Scott has finally confirmed to the News Service of Florida that he's going to run for reelection in 2014.

His announcement comes on the heels of being polled at the highest approval rating of his governorship -- 37 percent.

He's still the least popular governor in the country -- at least according to polls -- although he recently spent an entire week as just the second-least popular governor in the country, outpolling Ohio Gov. John Kasich by one percentage point.

One thing Scott will have to get over for a successful reelection bid is his record in courtrooms.

He's been shot down by the Florida Supreme Court for exceeding his power, a circuit judge ruled that the prison privatization plans in the state budget ran afoul of the state Constitution, and, of course, this:


Of course, there's still the issue of the Florida Department of Law Enforcement investigating his missing emails.

Actually, there are still several issues he'll need to iron out if he wants to remain governor.

Since the governor took office in January, Florida workers have had lower hourly wages, fewer hours to work, and smaller paychecks. According to statistics released in August by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Florida ranked 49th out of the 50 states in weekly pay differences between January and May.

When he took office in January as the "getting Florida back to work" guy, employed Floridians worked 35.4 hours per week on average in January, which dropped to 34.9 in May -- one of only three states to see such a decline.

The state unemployment rate has remained stagnant for the past three months.

On the other hand, the man does like fishing.


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HiHASIUY
HiHASIUY

Scott is indeed the worst governor in the history of the state. He's a total embarrassment to Florida and this country. His election cemented Florida's reputation as the wingnut state. Who knew we could become even more absurd, until we got him as a figurehead. Loathed by his constituents and mocked everywhere else as an idiot and a crook voted in by fools.

Deb
Deb

I am still amazed that my fellow Floridians voted this sleazy crook into office in the first place! It isn't as if we didn't know what kind of man he was.  But he was a Republican, and that was all that mattered to a lot of folks down here.  

Jim Nelson
Jim Nelson

I didn't vote for the sleazebag, however, we CAN impeach the crook. Remember the "drug test all welfare recipient" BS? Look into the drug testing place and see who makes tons of money if it passes. People, look hard for a reason to oust this worm.

Scifi84
Scifi84

Can Slick Rick b recalled like  S.Walker in  Wisconson,  does any1 know.

Furlock
Furlock

After goofball Rick Scott transforms the state workforce into midgets, they then with the help of mighty Rep Rich Workman, have a private profession to turn to. Dwarf tossing! Wow, such an amazing strategy of job creation. Goofball will be proud of himself and add to the count. Come to think of it, this is the first idea yet put forth to the public that they are actually doing something about unemployment. So form a committee now to stop his reelection if we are to survive.What a scam Florida! Wake up! From a Republican happily turned Independent. Like Reagan spinning in his grave! 

mikey8205
mikey8205

You mean we have to wait till 2014 to get rid of him.

Guest
Guest

Perfect!!! So we can expect another 700,000 jobs? As Bono says, it's a beautiful day.

SMDrPepper
SMDrPepper

HAHAHAAHAHAH!!!  What?  Really?  That wasnt a joke?It went from funny Ha Ha to funny Hmmm...

twas
twas

A bit off point but could we perhaps see what our vice presidents lobbiest brother has his hands in, in Broward county and beyond?

Moonovrcar
Moonovrcar

I look forward to him running in a two party race.  This time around he will be humiliated beyond belief.  If he carreis more than 30 % of the electorate, i would certainly be surprised.  I look forward to casting a vote for nominee who runs against him.

Virgil Starkwell
Virgil Starkwell

Whore, more years, Whore, more years, Whore, more years....

flnative1
flnative1

Well if Gov Scott spends as much on the 2014 election as he did in 2010, he will just about be as broke as the rest of us.  For that reason, I'm glad to see him run!

Bebep
Bebep

That's what I got from this when I read it... that and a huge sigh.

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