Is Rick Scott helping Nan Rich?

Could Rick Scott be helping Nan Rich. Well only time will tell
Could Rick Scott be helping Nan Rich. Well only time will tell

Well it has been said that politics make strange bedfellows but a recent Miami Herald report is taking the old political saying to a new level. The paper is reporting that present GOP Florida Gov. Rick Scott might be helping Democratic challenger Nan Rich in her quest to beat challenger Charlie Crist. She would then of course face Scott in the 2014 battle for the top spot in the state.

Sound a bit strange?

Well the story penned by Mark Caputo says that Scott’s top political advisor and pollster Tony Fabrizio hinted at the possibilityat the Women’s Republican Club of Miami.

Team Scott’s ultimate goal: vex Charlie Crist, a well-known former governor and Republican-turned-independent-turned-Democrat who is running against Scott.

“I don’t know if Charlie Crist wins the primary against Nan Rich. And that’s not saying that Nan Rich wouldn’t have help,” Fabrizio said with a smile. “You never know. There could be interested citizens that like to help Nan Rich… Nan Rich is the true Democrat.”

Said Rich: “I’ll take all the help I can get so I can then beat Rick Scott in the general election. And I agree with Tony Fabrizio: let’s have a real Democrat face Scott so we can have a real debate.”

Coincidentally, the legal-lobbying firm of Becker & Poliakoff is fundraising for both Rich and Scott.

Asked if he had a comment, Crist said by text message: “not really.” More…


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