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UPDATE: Fraud? Back at ya Sink, Scott says in new ad

by Dara Kam | October 5th, 2010

UPDATE: Alex Sink’s campaign spokeswoman Kyra Jennings calls Scott’s ad a lie.

“This is just one more deceptive ad from Rick Scott. The facts are that this is a company Alex Sink flat-out did not run and even the lawyer from the suit mentioned in Scott’s ad said today that Alex Sink was not involved in any way. But obviously Rick Scott has a very hard time telling the truth and can’t be trusted,” Jennings said in an e-mail.

GOP gubernatorial candidate Rick Scott released a new attack ad today slamming Democrat opponent Alex Sink for $6.75 million in fines her former bank was forced to pay the federal government for selling risky investments, mostly to seniors.

NationsBank and its securities division was also forced to repay $30 million to customers duped into buying the investments. Sink was head of NationsBank’s Florida operations.

Scott’s ad comes after Sink, the state’s chief financial officer, and Democrats have run ads for weeks raising questions about Scott’s role in $1.7 billion fines levied by the federal government against his hospital chain for fraud.

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6 Responses to “UPDATE: Fraud? Back at ya Sink, Scott says in new ad”

  1. Great journalism Says:

    I swear the post just keeps getting more unprofessional all the time. What professional media outlet uses “ya” in their headline? Is this “journalism” or the national enquirer? You guys are horrible

  2. Scott is a Crook Says:

    I don’t think So.
    Sink was not in charge of making policy decisions to the extent Scott was.

  3. Don Says:

    So she should be Governor because she did NOT make policy for the company she “ran”? Is she lying about running the company? They are both from big business: bonuses, fines and all.

  4. Heidi Says:

    Alex Sink = Florida’s Nancy Pelosi

  5. Unreal Says:

    Effective ad not meant to discredit Sink but rather to show that someone at the top is not always in control of everything that goes on down below. Particularly in a very large company. Mr. Scott can not take Sink’s response as his own and say, ‘I was in the exact same situation with the fines’.
    Whats good for the goose is good for the gander.

  6. Oxy Limbaugh Says:

    Alex Sink = Florida’s Next Governor

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