Gov. Scott: No endorsements before primary

- Gov. Rick Scott apparently won't be endorsing Donald Trump or any other presidential candidate anytime soon.

The second-term Republican governor posted a statement to Facebook on Thursday, vowing to stay neutral at least until after this month's primary election.

"The political class opposed me when I first ran for office, they did not want a businessman outsider, but the voters had other ideas," he wrote.  "I trust the voters, so I will not try to tell the Republican voters in Florida how to vote by endorsing a candidate before our primary on March 15. I believed in the voters when I first ran for office, and I still believe in them today."

Scott's name has been mentioned as a possible running mate for fellow "outsider" Donald Trump, though most political experts reject those suggestions.  Other pundits have predicted that Scott would at least endorse Trump.

Ever one to stay on-message, Scott did make it a point to tout his efforts to create new jobs in the state.

"I continue to believe that economic growth and job creation is the most crucial issue for the next president to tackle," he added.


I have made it my practice to not get involved in primaries because picking the Republican candidate is the voters’...

Posted by Rick Scott on Thursday, March 3, 2016
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