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That's a hard-hitting new ad from Florida Democrats, reminding voters—especially senior citizen voters—of Gov. Rick Scott's fraudulent past.
"Maybe you’ve heard about what was the largest Medicare fraud in history, committed when Rick Scott was a CEO," according to the 30-second ad titled "Answers.

"Or that Scott’s company paid record fraud fines of one-point-seven billion dollars." […]

"Answers" focuses on Scott pleading his Fifth Amendment rights against self-incrimination during the federal investigation of Columbia/HCA, as well as video footage of Rick Scott, noticeably younger, testifying in another deposition involving hospitals Central Florida hospitals.

"Seventy-five times, Scott refused to answer questions because—if he had—he might admit to committing a crime," the ad goes. "A troubling past.  And now Rick Scott is our governor."

The ad will air in Tampa Bay, Orlando and West Palm Beach, and the party is saying that the buy is in the "six figures," without specifying how much it is spending. The Medicare fraud story was hashed out in Scott's 2010 run, but didn't seems to take hold with voters, even though Scott got the fewest vote of any Republican statewide candidate that year. But 2014 is different. Scott is consistently polling well below 50 percent, and is definitely vulnerable. Maybe after spending four years with Scott at the helm, voters will reconsider his fraudster past.

Originally posted to Joan McCarter on Tue Jun 17, 2014 at 12:38 PM PDT.

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