Here's an engaging profile about the Republican candidate for governor Rick Scott and his early years by St. Petersburg Times reporter Ben Montgomery. Now, we need to learn about his middle years but no one is talking? Will the campaign start letting reporters in?
NORTH KANSAS CITY, Mo.
There is a Ruby Tuesday on Burlington Avenue, a big new community center on Armour, and if you listen closely you can hear Spanish in the high school bleachers on Friday nights in the fall.
Besides that, folks here say, not much has changed over 40 years in this little blue-collar enclave that produced the man who might be Florida's next governor.
Rick Scott was born in Illinois, but home is here, a hamlet of about 5,000 tucked into a crook in the Missouri River north of downtown Kansas City. They call it Northtown, home of the Hornets, a place within a bigger place.
Rick Scott rode the school bus past bungalows that hug narrow streets, with streetlamps, with shade trees, with trimmed lawns small enough to triple jump. More here.