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The Adam Hollingsworth Effect, railroad edition

@MarcACaputo

Busted for lying about his college degree, unable to get Gov. Rick Scott's poll numbers up significantly despite a mission to do so, the governor's chief of staff Adam Hollingsworth is now the subject of a new controversy as reported by the Associated Press:

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) _ Gov. Rick Scott's push to spend more than $200 million in state money on improvements to Orlando's airport will wind up helping the company that once employed his current chief-of-staff.

Scott on Monday publicly endorsed the project which will help create a train depot at the airport. One of the rail lines that would use the depot is All Aboard Florida, which plans to build a line connecting Orlando and South Florida.

Before becoming Scott's chief-of-staff Adam Hollingsworth worked for a company owned by the same company developing the rail line. Text messages show that while working for Parallel Infrastructure Hollingsworth discussed the project with a top aide in the Scott administration.

A spokeswoman for Scott said Hollingsworth has not discussed the Orlando airport project with the governor.

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Peter

"A spokeswoman for Scott said Hollingsworth has not discussed the Orlando airport project with the governor."

But did he discuss it or even push it through as Scott's chief of staff? Why is it that the press never asks the next logical question?


James

Like they never asked if Adam graduated from Bama. They let him get away with saying "he earned his degree" in like 2000 but they never asked where he got his degree and what degree. Devrey Inst for Trucking or what??

Dave Johnston

Sooooo we have a guy who lied about his college degree is to be believed going forward? No, once a liar always a liar. Hollingsworth needs to go and go now.

Jax Native

How long before Gov. Scott understands that Mr. Hollingsworth has become a political liability?

Tally

If Hollingsworth was in the military, he would get a less than honorable discharge.

Anti-Tallahassee

Another example of the Republicans practicing their SOP of governance: crony crapitalism and corporate welfare. No matter who you are, if you support Republicans, they will find a way to funnel public resources into your private hands. The Chinese have paid $30 MILLION to get into the charter school bonanza, and they will pay another $90 Million this year. Do you think the Chinese are putting $120 MILLION into Florida's charter school system out of the kindness of their hearts?

Bill Thompson

Just one more example of the pay for play cronyism going on in Tallahassee with the current cast of characters.

Brian Jones

"How long before Gov. Scott understands that Mr. Hollingsworth has become a political liability?"

'Bout as long as it took him to find an education secretary. And the next. And the next. And the next.

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