Florida Democratic Party




It’s Not Working: After Pay-To-Play Contracts Exposed, Rick Scott’s Finance Chair Forced Out


Today, the Florida Democratic Party released the following statement in response to the resignation of Rick Scott’s Finance Chair, Mike Fernandez:

"With his pay to play tactics exposed, the turmoil in Rick Scott's campaign has become impossible to hide,” said Florida Democratic Party spokesman Joshua Karp. “After giving Mike Fernandez over $1 billion in state contracts, Rick Scott thought he had found his money man for 2014. But sunshine is the best medicine, and with their relationship exposed, it was only a matter of time before Mike Fernandez had to leave Scott's campaign. 

"It looks like Rick Scott’s new slogan, 'let’s keep working,' actually refers to his never-ending search for replacements to his scandal-plagued, soon-to-be fired senior officials.”