Scotts ‘Soarin’ at Epcotby Dara Kam | December 27th, 2010
Gov.-elect Rick Scott was flying high at the second stop on the opening day of his inaugural celebrations before taking office on Jan. 4.
Scott, his wife Ann, their daughter Jordan and her husband Jeremy climbed aboard the popular “Soarin’” ride at Epcot accompanied by Arianna Davis and Mike Laelante, two children from Frontline Outreach, a program for inner city youth.
Earlier, Scott hosted a lunch at the Disney Yacht Club for some of his campaign volunteers and supporters where he reiterated his campaign pledges to shrink state government (“It’s too big”) and do away with regulations.
Scott – a mega-millionaire who spent more than $70 million on his campaign for governor – and his family and Lt. Gov-elect Jennifer Carroll and her husband Nolan are traveling on two charter planes today and Wednesday to spread some of the inaugural cheer around the state. They’ll wind up in Clewiston at a barbecue this evening.
Scott’s inaugural fund is footing the bill for the planes and the other events on Wednesday, Monday and Tuesday – culminating with the inaugural ball.
Scott’s collected at least $2.5 million in contributions capped at $25,000 to cover the costs.