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Classic campaign stop for political newbie Scott

by Dara Kam | October 28th, 2010

Rick Scott frequently says “I’ve never done this before” when asked to weigh in about voting, polls and other political goings-on.

But Scott’s staff made a quintessential campaign stop to get a haircut at the Bent Pole barber shop in Titusville with a busload of reporters – and their cameras – in tow Thursday morning.

Dee Moreland, who’s been cutting hair for 42 years, gave Scott a “1/2-all-over” cut he maintains with a weekly visit to the barber at home in Naples.

Moreland said she was voting for Scott “and not just because I’m cutting your hair today.”

The buzz set Scott back $10.

“That’s fair,” Scott, a multi-millionaire who’s spent more than $60 million of his own fortune on his campaign so far, said.

Moreland wouldn’t say how much he gave her but that “he tipped very well.”

The Tallahassee barber who cuts Gov. Charlie Crist’s hair might welcome a Scott win.

The notoriously tight-fisted Crist always tipped $1 on a $10 haircut. Even with reporters watching.

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One Response to “Classic campaign stop for political newbie Scott”

  1. El Says:

    We know that Scott has no hair, but what the hell happened to Alex Sink’s hair?

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