These are good times to be Alex Sink, Florida's Democratic gubernatorial nominee. St. Petersburg Times with the latest:
Bill McCollum withholds backing for fellow Republican Rick Scott, citing qualms about honesty
TALLAHASSEE — Bill McCollum doesn't forget easily.
Two days after he lost the Republican nomination for governor, McCollum still refuses to support winner Rick Scott and continues to raise questions about his former rival's character.
In his first public appearance since conceding the race, McCollum said Thursday that he called Scott to "congratulate him and wish him well." But he didn't bury the hatchet in one of the nastiest primaries in state history.
"I still have serious questions ... about issues of his character, his integrity, his honesty — things that go back to Columbia/HCA," McCollum said, referring to Scott's former hospital chain, which paid a $1.7 billion fine after a federal criminal investigation. "As other voters will do, I will judge him throughout this campaign."
This is one primary I just don't get. How in the world does a party nominate someone who was CEO of a company that was forced to pay a $1.7 billion fine due to Medicare fraud committed under his watch? How could you possibly trust to run your state government with the knowledge that he's already presided over a massive fraud scheme? On what page of the teabagger's manual does it say "Reward Corruption"?
I'd ask if they'd collectively lost their minds, but the answer is obvious.