With Rick Scott, some things never change.
That’s the theme of “Important,” a new digital spot released Tuesday by the Florida Democratic Party. The 30-second ad features how, in 1995, the future Florida governor had to answer for secret files kept by his hospital company.
The FDP is calling out Scott to answer once again for secret email accounts, this time used to conduct official state business outside of public scrutiny.
What’s important, asks the ad, is that the governor of Florida should not break the law.
“What’s clear for all Floridians to see is that Rick Scott has spent his entire career breaking the rules and then pleading the fifth when he gets caught,” says the FDP statement announcing the ad, which is now available on YouTube.
“Floridians know that Rick Scott has spent his entire career in the shadows, refusing to answer questions, take responsibility, or play by the rules,” according to FDP Chair Allison Tant. “Now we’ve learned that Rick Scott was using private emails to conduct state business out of the sunshine.
“While these revelations are certainly not surprising, it perfectly underscores exactly why Floridians cannot trust Rick Scott with another four years.”