Rapid Response from Rick Scott Turns the Tables on Bill McCollum
Rick Scott’s campaign team was ready for an attack from the Bill McCollum campaign team, linking a company Scott invested in to the Obama stimulus.
“Rick Scott’s opposition to federal stimulus funds is clear,” said Jen Baker, a spokeswoman for Scott. “But people who live in glass houses should not throw stones. McCollum’s latest ridiculous attack is just sloppy, hypocritical stone-throwing by a desperate career politician.”
A statement from the Scott team rips into McCollum for investing in companies that received money from the federal stimulus.
“Unfortunately for Bill McCollum, his attack rings hollow because he, too, owns stock in several companies that have boasted about receiving stimulus funds, as well as stock in companies that have applied to receive hundreds of millions more dollars in stimulus funds,” read the statement.
“McCollum owns stock in Altair Nanotechnologies which boasted in March 2010 that a substantial portion of its revenue came from government grants and contracts and was pursuing even more by applying for Obama’s stimulus money.”
The Scott team even offered details and details of companies that McCollum invested in that applied for stimulus funds.
McCollum may have run for office in Florida since 1980 but the Scott team is very much on the ball. This was the most impressive rapid response effort I’ve seen from a campaign in quite a while.