In tow: his brother George Scarborough, a Pensacola consultant mulling a run for the Panhandle House seat formerly held by Clay Ford, who died last week of cancer. George Scarborough lost the Republican primary for that seat to Ford in a 2007 special election.
"It wasn’t a meeting to discuss his brother’s potential candidacy for Ford’s seat," said Weatherford spokesman Ryan Duffy of the impromptu meeting. "The speaker had never met him and wanted to introduce himself and say hi."
The brothers met with speaker-designate Steve Crisafulli and had lunch with "old friend" Rep. Matt Gaetz, whose sister Erin is a producer on MSNBC's Morning Joe, at the Governor's Club.
"He's thinking about it," Gaetz said of George running for HD 2. Gaetz, R-Fort Walton Beach, also likes another candidate for the seat, Gulf Breeze financier Ed Gray III, so he's not endorsing one over the other.