Scott convoy gets flashing blue light escort out of Lee Countyby Dara Kam | November 1st, 2010
It might be jumping the gun a bit, but Rick Scott’s convoy got a courtesy sheriff’s escort out of town as the GOP gubernatorial candidate headed across the state to West Palm Beach on the day before the election.
The escort was a benefit of having Lee County Sheriff Mike Scott, no relation to the candidate, on your side. The sheriff provided escort without being asked, Scott’s campaign staff said.
The lanky Scott, who said he lost 10 pounds since launching his gubernatorial bid seven months ago, is en route to West Palm Beach for a barbecue lunch where he’ll be joined by U.S. Sen. George LeMieux.
Scott’s wife Ann has also shed some weight on the campaign trail, a switch from most candidates who plump up after visits to umpteen pancake breakfasts and barbecue meals.
When offered a choice of cookies on his campaign bus this weekend, Scott opted for the more decadent chocolate chip than oatmeal raisin.
“Two more days of eating bad,” he joked.