Legal Pounding

This spot -- with DGA backing -- has the potential to be one of the most effective ads of the cycle so far in any race. For a Democrat with a business background to be able to marshall all that law enforcement muscle to impugn Scott on his area of greatest vulnerability -- pleading the Fifth Amendment during a health care fraud investigation -- gives Alex Sink a real shot to, in effect, get to Scott's right and shake up what has been a close race. Scott maintains a small lead in public and private polling, but if this buy is truly big enough to saturate the state, it is a real danger to him. Scott is still undefined and unknown to a large number of Florida voters, and parts of both the national and state-level GOP establishment remain ambivalent about his candidacy.

First on The Page: Dems drop hammer TV ad on Rick Scott — featuring law enforcement figures criticizing CEO background of GOP guv nominee.

Running Sunshine Statewide at “saturation” levels starting Tuesday.

“Fifth”

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Michael McAuliffe (State Attorney, Florida 15th Judicial Circuit): Take it from prosecutors who know – Rick Scott just can’t be trusted.

William Cervone (REPUBLICAN State Attorney, Florida 8th Judicial Circuit): Scott claims he didn’t know the company he led was systematically defrauding Medicare.

Paul Southwick (Sergeant, Tampa Police Department): Ripping off seniors and taxpayers.

McCauliffe: But when he was questioned under oath, Rick Scott pled the Fifth seventy-five times.

Robert Crowder (REPUBLICAN Sheriff of Martin County): That means Scott refused to answer questions to avoid incriminating himself.

Cervone: Seventy-five times, Rick Scott refused to answer.

McCauliffe: Rick Scott couldn’t be trusted as a CEO. And Florida can’t trust Rick Scott as governor.

This spot -- with DGA backing -- has the potential to be one of the most effective ads of the cycle so far in any race. For a Democrat with a business background to be able to marshall all that law enforcement muscle to impugn Scott on his area of greatest vulnerability -- pleading the Fifth Amendment during a health care fraud investigation -- gives Alex Sink a real shot to, in effect, get to Scott's right and shake up what has been a close race. Scott maintains a small lead in public and private polling, but if this buy is truly big enough to saturate the state, it is a real danger to him. Scott is still undefined and unknown to a large number of Florida voters, and parts of both the national and state-level GOP establishment remain ambivalent about his candidacy.
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