Received this e-mail today from Charlie Crist's (D. FL) gubernatorial campaign:
For years now, we've been asking why on Earth Rick Scott would turn down $2.4 billion in high-speed rail.
Finally, we're starting to get answers.
Scott said no to high-speed rail in order to cut out competition for a private company with strong ties to his chief of staff, Adam Hollingsworth.
Scott's showing his true colors once again. He put special interests and personal connections above real Floridians. Scott has got to go.
This story is disgusting, but not surprising:
Adam Hollingsworth was an advisor on the Scott transition team in 2010. He pushed Scott to turn down the infrastructure investment.
Then Hollingsworth took a job outside the administration and immediately began lobbying Scott to move forward with All Aboard Florida, the intercity transit system his company had connections with.
Scott said yes, and now All Aboard Florida is receiving millions in Florida taxpayer dollars. Hollingsworth later rejoined the Scott government.
And there you have it. When Floridians are sitting in traffic on I-4, they know who to blame.
Sick of this? Chip in $10 or more before tomorrow's filing deadline:
Charlie Crist for Governor 2014
Click here to donate to Crist's campaign: