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Scott Spends 6 G's On Ads Trashing California

Die-hard conservatives may be cheering Gov. Rick Scott for trashing California Gov. Jerry Brown on his home turf, and critics may not be happy Scott spent nearly $6,000 in taxpayer money to do it.

The public-private business recruitment arm, Enterprise Florida, says it paid $5,747  to run the radio ads in San Francisco and LA ahead of Scott’s three-day, Golden State tour.

The ads skewered California’s minimum wage hike in hopes of enticing employers to come to income-tax free Florida. Brown shot back with a statement painting Scott as a climate change denier.

A Miami native, former WFSU reporter Jim Ash is an award-winning journalist with more than 20 years of experience, most of it in print. He has been a member of the Florida Capital Press Corps since 1992.