On November 05, 2014 at 05:02PM, Tom at Watery Foundation published the following article:
Mike Grunwald explains(?) Florida voters’ position on the Land and Water Legacy and on candidates for governor:
Floridians like the environment. We just don’t like politicians that like the environment. http://t.co/TQFoBBLJmv
— Michael Grunwald (@MikeGrunwald) November 5, 2014
Why would that be so? It could be how much Rick Scott and his supporters spent to achieve a 1% margin of victory. According to a Wall Street Journal estimate, Scott outspent Charlie Crist by a margin of roughly two to one. The Scott campaign expenditures are said to be more than a hundred million dollars, including the $12.5 million that Scott himself added in the final days of the race. If his 70,496 vote victory margin were attributable solely to his last-minute personal contribution, it cost Scott $177 per vote.