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Brian Burgess: Adam Hollingsworth appointment could be blip on Rick Scott’s legacy

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As his second term in office winds down, Rick Scott should be considering his legacy as Florida governor, particularly if he wants to run for the U.S. Senate in 2018. It’s that same legacy that makes Scott’s recent decision “bizarre,” at least in the eyes of The Capitolist’s Brian Burgess. Burgess refers to Adam Hollingsworth, Scott’s former Chief of Staff, who the governor named this week to the University of North Florida board of trustees. As Burgess writes, the appointment…

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Meet William Arnold, one of the ’30 under 30′ rising stars of Florida politics

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At the ripe old age of 29, Contribution Link’s  William Arnold already has built a reputation as a data wizard. Originally from Jacksonville, Arnold got his start in politics working for former Jacksonville City Councilman Stephen Joost while he was still in college. He then moved on to stints under Rick Scott and Adam Hollingsworth, among others. “Their trust encouraged me to convert a lifelong passion into a career. I am forever grateful to all three,” he says. Known as…

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New poll says plurality of Floridians think Rick Scott acted politically in ‘Baileygate’ controversy

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A new survey from St. Leo University shows that a plurality of Floridians believe Rick Scott’s controversial sacking of FDLE head Gerald Bailey was political in nature. Thirty-seven percent of those asked in the poll say that the governor acted to punish Bailey for Bailey’s reluctance to aid in Scott’s re-election campaign and the change was mainly politically motivated. Forty-seven percent of Democrats felt that way, and 41 percent of independents do as well. A plurality of Republicans — 29 percent — say they’re aware of “Baileygate,” but…

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