Scott sues to block public campaign dollars

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) --
Millionaire candidate for governor Rick Scott is suing the state to block Republican rival Bill McCollum from getting taxpayers' money to offset Scott's lavish campaign spending.

Scott filed suit in federal court in Tallahassee Wednesday night
challenging Florida's public campaign financing rules that allow
candidates to get tax dollars to subsidize their campaigns when
they are vastly outspent by wealthy candidates.

Scott, the front-runner who has already spent around $20 million
on statewide TV commercials, claims it's unconstitutional because
it restricts his free speech by benefiting his opponents' speech.

McCollum's campaign called Scott a "greedy and dishonest
insider" who doesn't want to play by the rules.


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