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On the road with Scott: boots, black tie and elephants and a ‘former’ Senate prez?

by Dara Kam | October 29th, 2010


Judging from the decorations, President Obama was more of a trick than a treat at the eighth annual “Black Tie and Blue Jeans” barbecue where Rick Scott and his family made their first appearance at the end of a wearying day on the road.

Scott got his hair cut, passed out pizza and posed for tons of pictures before winding down his third full day on a statewide sweep by slipping into a pair of faded jeans and a tuxedo shirt.

Scott family boot scoot: Rick Scott, wife Ann and mother Esther stylin' in Newberry

The barbecue – replete with a real live elephant – has become a tradition for GOP lawmakers and politicians in its eight year at a Newberry horse farm outside Gainesville.

Among those in attendance: House Speaker Larry Cretul and Senate President Jeff Atwater, the North Palm Beach Republican who’s also on the Nov. 2 ballot in his statewide bid for chief financial officer.

Atwater’s successor, Senate President-designate Mike Haridopolos, has apparently been quite effective at taking over the reins of the chamber: Atwater was introduced at the event as the “former Senate president.”

Atwater’s reign doesn’t officially end until after the election next week.

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3 Responses to “On the road with Scott: boots, black tie and elephants and a ‘former’ Senate prez?”

  1. Athletic Supporter Says:

    Scott got his hair cut?

    Sink for Governor!!!

  2. Mac Says:

    Alex Sink will continue to have Florida taxpayers fund the police’s entire pension.

    THAT’S WHY THEY ARE ENDORSING HER. The police won’t pay a dollar towards the retirement, it will continue to be on the backs of Floridians.

    Thanks, Alex. Another one of your backroom deals in screwing the taxpayer.

    Now, you know why the police are endorsing Sink.

  3. MIKE DAWSON Says:

    ALEX SINK IS SUCH A JOKE AND A PRIME EXAMPLE OF HOW EASILY DUMBOCRATS CAN BE FOOLED. SHE COST STATE RETIREES BILLIONS OF DOLLARS IN RETIREMENT FUNDS!
    SHE WILL DO THE SAME THING TO THE CITIZENS OF THIS STATE!SHE IS RIGHT UP OBAMA’S WAZOO!

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