The first real “boom goes the dynamite!” moment of the 2010 Florida political season has happened, and it hits Republican gubernatorial candidate Rick Scott where it hurts. As the folks at Naked Politics describe it:
This one’s from Bill McCollum’s election committee, Florida First. It’s pretty devastating, ending with footage of Scott running away from news cameras and a Tea Party guy shouting about a deposition. Then there’s the click of handcuffs that form the ‘C’ and ‘O’ in Scott’s name.
Scott has continued to refuse to answer questions about the latest Medicare fraud related allegations regarding Solantic, the chain of clinics he co-founded, which have now been forwarded to federal investigators.
Meanwhile, Scott attempts to give as good as he gets in a new ad that lashes McCollum to indicted ex-Republican Party of Florida chairman Jim Greer …
On the Greer front, Gov. Charlie Crist has now returned $10,000 donated by his former, hand-picked party chairman, who wrote to the governor appealing for cash to fund his defense. Other Florida Republicans are racing to send back Greer money, too, to try and escape the taint of his legal troubles.