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Gov. Rick Scott Gives Nod To Donald Trump's Presidential Bid


Florida Governor Rick Scott says he doesn't plan to endorse any candidate before the March primary. But in an editorial published by USA Today, Scott says Donald Trump is "capturing the frustration of Americans".

Gov. Scott says he knows Donald Trump personally. And he likens his 2010 gubernatorial bid to Trump's run for the presidency. Scott writes when he announced his first gubernatorial bid, he bucked the republican establishment  and noted "one establishment member even said to me 'how can you be Governor? I don’t know you.'”

"I won the governor’s race in 2010 and many outsiders — some businesspeople — continue to shock the political establishment by coming into elected office from careers outside of politics. Attorney Chris Christie was elected governor of New Jersey in 2009; manufacturer Ron Johnson was elected senator in Wisconsin in 2010; businessman Bruce Rauner won the governor’s race in Illinois in 2014; andbusinessman Matt Bevin won the governorship of Kentucky just a few months ago. Voters have been choosing new ideas and new energy over the old formula of sheer time served in political office."

Read the full editorial below:

Donald Trump has America's pulse: Rick Scott

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Lynn Hatter is a Florida A&M University graduate with a bachelor’s degree in journalism. Lynn has served as reporter/producer for WFSU since 2007 with education and health care issues as her key coverage areas.  She is an award-winning member of the Capital Press Corps and has participated in the NPR Kaiser Health News Reporting Partnership and NPR Education Initiative. 

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