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Scott in Vero insists he will win

by Dara Kam | October 28th, 2010

A Quinnipiac University poll released this morning showing Democratic candidate Alex Sink pulling ahead in the neck-and-neck race governor’s race for governor didn’t faze her GOP opponent Rick Scott.

At a campaign stop this morning in Vero Beach, Scott dismissed the poll results that showed a flip-flop from just two weeks ago when he was ahead of Sink.

“We’re going to win. We’re doing really well,” Scott told reporters at a rally outside Bono’s restaurant. “If you look at the likely voters and the absentee ballots and early voting, we’re doing really well. We’re doing well. We’re going to win.”

The poll of likely voters was completed on Oct. 24, the day before the final debate that set off a controversy over Sink looking at a text message on a cell phone during a commercial break, breaking the debate rules.

During the debate, Scott chastised Sink for smiling when he challenged her about a $6.75 million fine paid by her former bank for selling investors, many of them seniors, risky investments. Sink and the whistleblower who filed the lawsuit said Sink had nothing to do with the problem although she was head of NationsBank’s Florida operations at the time.

George Kopacz, in the crowd of about 300 supporters at the breakfast rally, said Sink’s demeanor during the debate pushed him to vote for Scott.

“It was the smile. It was dishonesty. She didn’t want to defend herself,” Kopacz, the Vero Beach retiree said.

Kopacz said he is an independent who voted for President Obama in the last election.

“I made a mistake. Like everyone else,” he said.

Scott’s week-long tour takes him to Melbourne, Titusville, Ocala and Gainesville later today. Sink will be in West Palm Beach, Lake Worth and Miami.

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4 Responses to “Scott in Vero insists he will win”

  1. Maury Says:

    Scott will have my support. It will be a straight republican vote from this independent.

    Alex Sink has promised the police that she won’t require them to contribute to their own pension…just the rest of the residents of Florida…you and me, the taxpayers.

    That’s why the sheriffs were appearing in Alex Sink’s commercial. They got her guarantee she wouldn’t make them contribute to their own pensions.

    Alex Sink stinks!

  2. mike Says:

    Rick Scott insists that he will win. Sounds like a desperate cry from a thieving sociopath. I usually look at all the canidates left, middle, right. My voting history has been for moderation (left or right). Now, however I will steer clear of anyone with any t-party association. They are just too scary.

  3. Rawhide Says:

    To mr Scott, when you say florida is going to change does that mean we will not have another 4 years of republican leadership in the governors mansion or continued republican domination of both houses of the legislature, seems to me the change you speak of would be to put new people in control and not from the group or party in control now anything else leads to the same condition as now.

  4. Florida Political corruption in all parties is coming to an end Says:

    To those of you word spinners. Most all of these races are government insiders vs honest law abiding voting taxpayers!

    The leeches will do anything to survive! Their blood comes from us the voting taxpaying public! You want to hear a baby cry? Cut off their milk!

    I rest me case!

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