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  Scott, Rick
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<-  2011-01-01  
 
NameRick Scott
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Born December 01, 1952 (64 years)
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Oct 09, 2014 09:40pm
Tags Conservative - Anti-Gay Marriage - Pro School Vouchers - Pro- gun - Pro-Life - U.S. Navy - NRA -
InfoBorn in Bloomington, Illinois and raised in Kansas City, Missouri, Richard Scott is considered one of America’s foremost entrepreneurs. The son of a truck driver and JC Penney clerk, Rick is known as an innovator in business, health care, and politics, and has developed a reputation in the health care industry for providing affordable, high quality services through a patient-centric approach to cost and care. Rick is the founder of two health care providers, Columbia Hospital Corporation and Solantic Corporation, which builds and operates urgent care facilities throughout Florida. Rick also started Conservatives for Patients’ Rights, an organization founded to defend free market principles in health care that focused successfully on defeating President Obama’s government-run public option plan.

An Early Entrepreneur

After high school and one year of community college, Rick enlisted in the United States Navy, where he served 29 months on active duty including on the USS Glover as a radar man. Rick then enrolled at the University of Missouri-Kansas City and, while also working full-time at a local grocery store, he made his first significant foray into the business world by buying two Kansas City doughnut shops for his mother to manage.

Following graduation from UMKC with a bachelor’s degree in business administration, Rick earned a law degree from Southern Methodist University. He stayed in Dallas, working for the city’s largest law firm, Johnson & Swanson, primarily representing companies in the health care, oil and gas and communication industries. His specialization was in health care mergers and acquisitions and it was during his work on these transactions that he recognized how patients could be better served by improving hospital efficiency, which would lead to lower costs and better outcomes.

In the spring of 1987, while still practicing law, Rick put together a six billion dollar finance package and made an offer to purchase HCA, Inc. When the offer was rejected, Rick started Columbia with his entire life savings of $125,000.

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JOB APPROVAL POLLS
DateFirmApproveDisapproveDon't Know
06/30/2016-07/11/2016 Quinnipiac University 43.00% ( 0.0) 44.00% ( 2.0) 13.00% ( 2.0)
06/08/2016-06/19/2016 Quinnipiac University 43.00% ( 3.0) 46.00% ( 3.0) 11.00% ( 0.0)
06/02/2016-06/05/2016 Public Policy Polling (D) 38.00% ( 0.0) 47.00% ( 1.0) 15.00% ( 0.0)
04/27/2016-05/08/2016 Quinnipiac University 40.00% ( 5.0) 49.00% ( 5.0) 11.00% ( 1.0)
02/24/2016-02/25/2016 Public Policy Polling (D) 38.00% ( 4.0) 48.00% ( 2.0) 15.00% ( 3.0)
08/07/2015-08/18/2015 Quinnipiac University 45.00% ( 3.0) 44.00% ( 5.0) 10.00% ( 1.0)
03/17/2015-03/28/2015 Quinnipiac University 42.00% ( 0.0) 49.00% ( 2.0) 9.00% ( 2.0)
03/19/2015-03/23/2015 Public Policy Polling (D) 42.00% ( 1.0) 46.00% ( 2.0) 12.00% ( 1.0)
01/22/2015-02/01/2015 Quinnipiac University 42.00% ( 1.0) 47.00% ( 1.0) 11.00% ( 2.0)
11/01/2014-11/02/2014 Public Policy Polling (D) 41.00% ( 1.0) 48.00% ( 1.0) 11.00% ( 1.0)
FAVORABILITY POLLS
DateFirmFavorableUnfavorableDon't Know
10/22/2014-10/27/2014 Quinnipiac University 41.00% ( 1.0) 46.00% ( 2.0) 13.00% ( 1.0)
10/14/2014-10/20/2014 Quinnipiac University 40.00% ( 2.0) 48.00% ( 0.0) 12.00% ( 2.0)
10/10/2014-10/13/2014 Survey USA 38.00% ( 2.0) 46.00% ( 0.0) 16.00% ( 2.0)
10/06/2014-10/12/2014 McLaughlin & Associates (R) 41.00% ( 0.0) 46.00% ( 0.0) 13.00% ( 0.0)
10/08/2014-10/11/2014 St. Pete Polls 41.00% ( 0.0) 51.00% ( 0.0) 8.00% ( 0.0)
10/02/2014-10/05/2014 Survey USA 36.00% ( 1.0) 46.00% ( 4.0) 18.00% ( 2.0)
09/17/2014-09/22/2014 Survey USA 37.00% ( 0.0) 42.00% ( 0.0) 20.00% ( 0.0)
09/17/2014-09/22/2014 Quinnipiac University 42.00% ( 2.0) 48.00% ( 3.0) 10.00% ( 5.0)
07/17/2014-07/21/2014 Quinnipiac University 40.00% ( 0.0) 45.00% ( 0.0) 15.00% ( 0.0)
09/27/2012-09/30/2012 Suffolk University 36.00% ( 0.0) 44.00% ( 0.0) 20.00% ( 0.0)

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NEWS
Date Category Headline Article Contributor
Jun 02, 2016 07:00pm Speculative Donald Trump to meet with Florida Gov. Rick Scott on Monday  Article RP 
Jun 26, 2012 11:00am Strategy State [FL] won't release larger list of possible noncitizen voters  Article RP 
Jun 14, 2012 03:00pm News Florida Gov. Rick Scott says election officials thought he was dead  Article Imperator 
Dec 16, 2011 03:00pm News Rick Scott To Florida A&M Protesters: 'I Come From Public Housing'  Article Servo 
Nov 03, 2011 04:50pm Oops Rick Scott, Florida Governor, Confused By Tampa Bay Region Name: 'Is That What It Calls Itself?'   Article Homegrown Democrat 
Oct 26, 2011 04:30pm Legal Ruling Rick Scott's Pee Test Fails a Court Test  Article Craverguy 

TWITTER
Thu Jul 28 00:03:05 +0000 2016 - RT @RebuildingAmNow: Major announcement: Gov. Rick @ScottforFlorida will serve as Rebuilding America Now’s national chairman. #VoteTrump ht…

Tue Jul 26 16:06:59 +0000 2016 - Florida’s job growth rate is growing 79 percent faster than the nation! https://t.co/Hqq4LImw6D #letsgettowork #tcot

Fri Jul 22 03:34:48 +0000 2016 - Had a great time at #RNCinCLE this week. Will be working hard to get a big win for @realDonaldTrump here in Florida! https://t.co/ycZZjhAreH

Thu Jul 21 15:13:11 +0000 2016 - Visiting Radio Row with my best friend @FLAnnScott. #RNCinCLE https://t.co/fKlnngPiJZ

Thu Jul 21 13:08:30 +0000 2016 - Speaking to the @FloridaGOP delegates - such a great group of Floridians representing our party at the #RNCinCLE https://t.co/gXXP8K8PJ0

Thu Jul 21 12:06:44 +0000 2016 - A great interview on @CNBC this morning. Make sure to tune in. #RNCinCLE #LetsGetToWork https://t.co/e7dotsKOZW

Thu Jul 21 12:05:04 +0000 2016 - Thank you to the @HughHewittShow for hosting me this morning. A great talk about our nation's future. #RNCinCLE https://t.co/3UzBm1SHWa

Thu Jul 21 00:50:37 +0000 2016 - Thanks for letting me speak, @realDonaldTrump. It was an honor. We will work hard to ensure a big win in Florida! https://t.co/lbEQSt6GW0

Thu Jul 21 00:36:19 +0000 2016 - A full transcript of tonight's speech can be found at the link below, full video to follow shortly. https://t.co/SJX8ZXPtwr #RNCinCLE

c5 Thu Jul 21 00:07:22 +0000 2016 - .@realDonaldTrump will turn our nation back from the cliff. This election is about the survival of the American Dream! #RNCinCLE

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