USA Today: Florida Governor Rick Scott Supports Donald Trump’s Candidacy For President
By Rick Scott // January 9, 2016
(USA Today) – Political pundits are shocked that Donald Trump is leading in the polls. The same thing happened in 2010 when I entered the Florida gubernatorial race against the already anointed and establishment-endorsed sitting Republican attorney general. One establishment member even said to me, “How can you be governor? I don’t know you.”
I won the governor’s race in 2010 and many outsiders — some business people — continue to shock the political establishment by coming into elected office from careers outside of politics.
Attorney Chris Christie was elected governor of New Jersey in 2009; manufacturer Ron Johnson was elected senator of Wisconsin in 2010; businessman Bruce Rauner won the governor’s race in Illinois in 2014; and businessman Matt Bevin won the governorship of Kentucky just a few months ago.
Voters have been choosing new ideas and new energy over the old formula of sheer time served in political office.