Gov. Rick Scott running for re-election, won't spend his own cash this time

5:46 PM, Apr 24, 2012   |    comments
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Tallahassee, Florida - Gov. Rick Scott says he is definitely running for re-election in 2014 and he does not plan to use his own money to pay for the campaign this time.

Scott spent more than $70 million of his family's money for his successful election campaign in 2010. On Tuesday, he was asked if he plans to fund his campaign again in 2014 and he simply said, "I won't have to."

Gov. Scott's political fundraising operation raised more than $900,000 in the first three months of the year.

Scott says he enjoys his job and the ability to affect so many people's lives.

"I'm running for re-election. I like this job. This is the best job you can imagine. If you don't like to talk to the media it wouldn't be a good job. If you don't like people it wouldn't be a good job. But if you want to try to have a positive impact on somebody's family and I think about it for my family. I've got two daughters, two son-in-laws and a grandchild. In this job, if you care about anybody's family in this state you can have a positive impact. You can impact their education system. You can impact their ability to get a job. You can impact their cost of living. You can impact public safety. You can do so many good things for people and that's why I like this job."

Scott was also asked if his campaign will spend another $70-plus million on the 2014 election. He said he couldn't predict what the cost will be, but he'll have the money to win.

Dave Heller

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