Gov. Scott Distances Himself From State Scandals

Fla. Gov. Rick Scott
Posted at 2:22 PM, Oct 31, 2014
and last updated 2014-10-31 14:22:00-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Gov. Rick Scott is asking voters to judge him on his handling of the state's economy and his ability to bring jobs to the Sunshine State.


But there has been little said during his re-election campaign about how he has managed the state agencies that report to him, such as prisons, the Department of Children and Families, and education, which have all had scandals.


Scott has said very little about the ongoing controversies. He never says that he mishandled, or that he misjudged anyone. Scott's aides insist he is a taskmaster and keeps tight control over items under his control, even if he doesn't comment publicly.


His opponent, Charlie Crist, had a reputation of leaving details to key lieutenants and not taking a keen interest in policy issues when he was governor from 2007 to 2011.

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