Gov. Rick Scott acknowledged Tuesday that he’s been lobbied by Florida members of Congress on the redistricting plan expected to be sent his way soon, reports John Kennedy.
But the Republican governor didn’t want to mention any names.
“Oh, I don’t think anybody wants me to talk about any of those conversations,” Scott said, when asked if U.S. Rep. Allen West, R-Plantation, was among those contacting him.
I wouldn’t say no one wants Scott to talk to him about any of those conversations. If elected officials are lobbying the governor, as Scott is readily admitting, don’t they need to register as executive branch lobbyists?
Of course, they don’t have to officially register. This is Florida, after all. But the citizens of Florida have a right to know about their representatives in Congress lobbying their governor.
Gov. Scott should disclose which Congressmen/women with whom he as met.