Florida governor and potential Senate candidate’s spokesman calls it a ‘publicity stunt’
Gov. Rick Scott, R-Fla., would be the Republican front-runner if he enters the 2018 Senate race. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call file photo)
As Florida Republican Gov. Rick Scott weighs a potential challenge to Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson in 2018, he will have to stamp out a new lawsuit accusing him of breaking state laws that require him to release his financial holdings.
Don Hinkle, a Tallahassee lawyer and top fundraiser for Barack Obama, alleged in court that Scott has hidden his personal finances in a blind trust and family trust. Scott last reported his net worth to be $149 million in the summer.