Some things never change with Rick Scott, says new FDP ad

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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.”

Peter Schorsch is the President of Extensive Enterprises and is the publisher of some of Florida’s most influential new media websites, including,,, and Sunburn, the morning read of what’s hot in Florida politics. SaintPetersBlog has for three years running been ranked by the Washington Post as the best state-based blog in Florida. In addition to his publishing efforts, Peter is a political consultant to several of the state’s largest governmental affairs and public relations firms. Peter lives in St. Petersburg with his wife, Michelle, and their daughter, Ella.