BY BUDDY NEVINS
A reader, who holds a real estate license, sent me the letter below.
It came with his license renewal.
My reader wrote: “This is clearly a campaign letter being sent with public dollars.”
Clearly it’s not a straight-up campaign ad. It doesn’t mention Gov. Rick Scott’s re-election or the upcoming campaign.
Clearly it is a reminder to every professional getting this letter that the governor is Rick Scott.
Nothing new in using state money to publicize the current occupant of the governor’s mansion. For instance, the governor’s name and picture has appeared for years on the maps of Florida handed out by the state.
This note, however, wanders off into a quasi-campaign pitch when Scott writes about his goals and that Florida is “moving in the right direction” under his “right strategies.”
Is the message from Scott is kosher? You decide.
The letter is below. Click to enlarge (the legend at the top of the screen is the work of the reader who sent it.):