CLEVELAND -- Florida Gov. Rick Scott seemed to relish his presence this week at the Republican National Convention -- especially among radio and television stations.
Scott camped out twice over two days at Media Row across from downtown Cleveland's Quicken Loans Arena. He gave so many interviews that his office had a hard time keeping track of them all.
"He's done around 50," spokeswoman Jackie Schutz told the Miami Herald.
As in 5-0?
The high number is surprising, given Scott's reluctance to indulge detailed interviews in Florida. He routinely "gaggles" -- takes questions from scrums of reporters at his public events -- but his Cleveland interviews were sit-down affairs, held back-to-back-to-back. Scott also held several gaggles, including impromptu ones.
The interviews -- before and after Scott's Wednesday night convention speech -- didn't just boost his national profile. He also spoke to local Florida TV stations covering the convention. He even went on the air in Kansas, the state where he spent his childhood.
And, because no political media tour would be complete without cable news, Scott also hopped on Fox News, CNBC and Fox Business Network -- and had a slot scheduled on CNN.