Rick Scott’s poll numbers look dismal. His finances don’t.
"One number should worry you: $70 million. That’s how much Rick Scott spent in 2010," Annette Taddeo-Goldstein, Miami-Dade’s new Democratic chairwoman, told Democrats this weekend.
To be clear, she was referring to Scott’s personal money. And it was actually closer to $75.1 million.
Include the Republican Party, and Scott probably spent just under $100 million. He was worth at least $218 million at the time, but reports he lost net worth after becoming governor. His wife has millions more.
Scott is prepared to spend as much or more in 2014.
The money race is on. And Democrats are losing it. But they know it.