It’s no secret Florida’s new governor Rick Scott loves Starbucks.
While traveling throughout the state on a week-long bus tour, Scott’s convoy frequently made unscheduled stops at the coffee chain for quick pick-me-ups for Scott, his wife Ann and their two daughters.
The exuberant Scott surprised caffeine lovers at a Starbucks located a convenient two blocks away from the Hilton Fort Lauderdale Marina that’s turned into Scott’s post-election HQ for at least a few days.
“Hey look! That’s the guy who’s running for governor!” one of the workers behind the counter said as an exuberant Scott, accompanied by an FDLE agent, bounced into the cafe just a few hours after making his victory speech at the hotel.
Scott ordered his customary Chai tea latte (unsweetened) then posed for pictures with workers but at least one customer was unfazed by the new governor’s appearance.
“Who is that guy?” he asked, barely glancing up from his computer.
The young man, who did not give his name, is from England, and had apparently news about the overnight delay in the outcome of the governor’s election.
Scott will make an announcement about his transition team at the Hilton at 9 a.m. tomorrow morning.