So Rick Scott, the gubernatorial candidate who would not meet with editorial boards…

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So, Rick Scott, who as a gubernatorial candidate would not meet with editorial boards, has penned an op-ed exclusive for the Tampa Bay Times

This begs the question, has Scott finally seen the error of his ways and come to realize the power of the back two inside pages of the newspaper? 

Regardless of whether he has or hasn’t, Scott writing an op-ed leads me to two of my own conclusions: a) it’s 2014 already, even if the calendar reads 2013; and b) someone is listening to Brian Hughes.

For his part, Hughes says he likes the idea of Scott communicating via an op-ed. “Governor Scott and his team have always sought the best pathways for letting Floridians understand his commonsense plans to grow our
economy and get people back to work. Sharing ideas in the editorial pages of newspapers is another medium for that information sharing. I commend the Governor and his team for their smart, proactive
communications style.”


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