Rick Scott has said that "we all know the stimulus has not created one private sector job," but now the company in which he is heavily invested sees things differently.
XFONE, the company in which Scott owned 15 percent in May, announced that its "Pride 3" project "will receive an $18.4 million loan and a $17.7 million grant to deploy a FTTP network for providing broadband service to St Helena, Washington, and Tangipahoa Parishes" because of grants and loans from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. The company estimates the project "will create 1,300 jobs."
Scott campaign spokesman Chad Colby said Scott does not sit on XFONE's board and has no control over its operations. Here's Scott describing what he thinks of the stimulus: