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Widening Scandal Overshadows Gov. Rick Scott

Fla. Gov. Rick Scott
Posted at 4:12 AM, Feb 05, 2015
and last updated 2015-02-05 04:12:00-05

TALLAHASSSE, Fla. (AP) — Florida Gov. Rick Scott, who recently embarked on his second term with the economy rebounding, is facing a growing scandal that threatens to tarnish his remaining time in office.

It involves Scott's decision to oust the head of Florida's main law enforcement agency as Democratic leaders and media groups asked whether any laws were broken.

Scott has insisted no one did anything wrong.

The former head of the Florida Department of Law Enforcement says he was pushed out after resisting questionable requests from the Scott administration and the re-election campaign.

Questions are mounting from other statewide Republicans. The three Cabinet members plan to discuss it Thursday with Scott in Tampa.

Attorney General Pam Bondi says state officials need to make sure "this type of thing does not happen again."