Gov. Rick Scott’s Free Ad?




This letter received Friday by a member of my family smells an awful lot like a campaign ad for Gov. Rick Scott.

But it is an official letter from the governor paid for by taxpayers.

With an expected $100 million to spend by Election Day,  I would think Scott wouldn’t have to send out such letters.

You decide for yourselves whether this is kosher:


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9 Responses to “Gov. Rick Scott’s Free Ad?”

  1. Wake Up Broward says:

    Looks like what Lamberti was doing before he got kicked out of office.

  2. Ha Ha Ha says:

    The middle 3 paragraphs are a blatantly abusive campaign advertisement. Too bad Florida’s ethics enforcement is pathetic to nonexistent.

  3. frank says:

    This is calle spoils of office. You think this is worse than the pictures of the county commissioners plastered all over the port and airport like Saddam Hussein.

  4. Count LF Chodkiewicz Chudzikiewicz says:

    With all respect to Broward Beat’s attempts to uplift ethics in politics and government, in over 60 years’ political activity in New Jersey, New York, Virginia, DC, and Florida, I have never seen a decent, clear cut law or court decision on two questions: RESIDENCY and FLYERS/LETTERS/NEWSLETTERS by elected officials in the process of going thru an election. This is one field where the courts and law are gray, cloudy, uncertain, vague, and like jello. Its sad, but that’s the way it is, not only in Florida, but all over the US. In fact, England has no requirements on either of these subjects and here in Germany where I am visiting, it is also vague to meaningless to ask residency and mailing of literature questions. Its literally a world-wide ethical mess.

  5. Congratulations says:

    Congratulations on your son’s admission to the Bar!

    He will now start to get many solicitation letters!

    And yes, this is blatant electioneering. Shame on him. Or, if you’re a Scott fan, very clever of him.

    In all seriousness, this is a tough call. Obviously he is taking advantage of his office, but who is going to police this and how does one prove that he didn’t suddenly decide this is a good PR thing to do vs. a campaign opportunity?

  6. whatever says:

    whatever- if crist is the opponent scott gets 4 more years via either votes or the stay-at-homes apathy

    does anyone really think a diiferent peson in tally guv mansion can “Hope and Change” our condition, and that of florida?

  7. Independent says:

    Does he do it for other professionals when they get their license? Under what official authority is the letter sent? To be a license, notice has to come from the Florida Bar or Florida Supreme Court. The Governor has nothing to do with it.

    Wonder if he sends these letters to everyone. Congratulations is one thing, but making a political statement is another. This goes way over the line and is a waste of taxpayer dollars. My dollars.

  8. Anonomyte says:

    Definitely the spoils of the office, but partison none the less.

  9. just saying says:

    a similar “enclosure” letter was sent with my 2 CILB license renewals in August 2012 and 2 more renewals in Feb 2013 touting business in Florida