The gloves have officially come off in the 2014 gubernatorial race between Republican-turned-Independent-turned-Democrat Charlie Crist and Florida Governor Rick Scott.
This past Monday, while Lt. Governor Carlos Lopez-Cantera was speaking to Reporters after Crist’s appearance at the Forum Club of Palm Beach, Crist casually walked up and crashed Lopez-Cantera’s press gaggle, openly challenging Rick Scott by telling reporters “give me Scott.” Governor Scott is now dismissing Crist’s challenge as “Laughable.”
Scott responded to the challenge like this: That’s laughable. He has a primary. He still has a primary with Senator Nan Rich. I am sure its going to be enjoyable to watch his debates with Nan Rich, but he still has to get through his primary.-Gov. Rick Scott
When asked to respond to Crists pointed remark that he embraced “the ideological fringe” of the Republican Party, Scott shrugged it off by saying that the “biggest thing” he embraced was “helping families get jobs”