THE VILLAGES, Fla. (WOFL FOX 35 ORLANDO) -
Governor Rick Scott was on the campaign trail on the Fourth of July, opening a field office in The Villages. The governor knows he will have to win big there to keep the Governor's Mansion for four more years.
"I know The Villages is very important. It's a wonderful place. People here care about their government."
More than 200 people showed up for the opening, and the staunchly Republican crowd got their "red meat" from Governor Scott.
"We need somebody that believes government is for us not the other way around. Taxes should be reduced every day we can. We need less regulation. We need more jobs."
While Charlie Crist was not on the campaign trail, his campaign offices were fully staffed. He was having to deal with a crisis of his own. He was supposed to have a car in Saturday night's NASCAR race at Daytona with the decal "Charlie for Governor," but the plug was pulled Friday. Governor Scott ducked the question when asked about an ethics complaint one of his supporters filed, claiming the car was an illegal campaign contribution.
"I don't know much about it. So I heard that there was some ethics complaint. I'll be at the race. It's going to be a lot of fun there."
The logos were removed at the request of the car owner, not because of any ethics complaint. Governor Scott has his plans to be at the race Saturday night, and Charlie Crist is still trying to finalize plans to be there as well, with or without that No. 98 car pitching for him.