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Will Republicans Stick With Scott?


McCollum, however, has absolutely no regard for or confidence in Scott, and he's not afraid to say so publicly, telling a local TV station last week: "I've got more questions about him and his character, and whether he's suitable to be governor than anyone I've ever had participate in any election in the years I've been running for public office."

That's a message Dems will take all the way to the bank. With Scott's troubled past as CEO at Columbia/HCA, there's tangible evidence to point to of his lack of suitability for the office. But it's worth watching very closely to see how much that message seeps into the minds of Republican and indy voters, too. McCollum can't be the only Republican in Florida wondering what just happened there.

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