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  Scott, Rick
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  2011-01-01  
 
NameRick Scott
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Born December 01, 1952 (65 years)
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Dec 28, 2017 09:59pm
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
09/10/2018-09/11/2018 Rasmussen Reports 48.00% ( 4.0) 47.00% ( 6.0) 5.00% ( 2.0)
09/06/2018-09/09/2018 Survey USA 48.00% ( 4.0) 40.00% ( 2.0) 12.00% ( 3.0)
08/30/2018-09/03/2018 Quinnipiac University 51.00% ( 2.0) 46.00% ( 6.0) 3.00% ( 7.0)
08/29/2018-08/30/2018 Gravis Marketing 52.00% ( 1.0) 43.00% ( 1.0) 6.00% ( 2.0)
08/21/2018-08/22/2018 Gravis Marketing 51.00% ( 0.0) 42.00% ( 2.0) 8.00% ( 0.0)
08/16/2018-08/20/2018 Florida Atlantic University 48.00% ( 0.0) 33.00% ( 0.0) 19.00% ( 0.0)
08/10/2018-08/16/2018 St. Pete Polls 61.00% ( 0.0) 31.00% ( 0.0) 8.00% ( 0.0)
08/10/2018-08/13/2018 Survey USA 44.00% ( 0.0) 42.00% ( 0.0) 15.00% ( 0.0)
07/13/2018-07/14/2018 Gravis Marketing 51.00% ( 8.0) 40.00% ( 2.0) 8.00% ( 11.0)
02/26/2018-03/19/2018 Gravis Marketing 43.00% ( 1.0) 38.00% ( 2.0) 19.00% ( 3.0)
FAVORABILITY POLLS
DateFirmFavorableUnfavorableDon't Know
08/30/2018-09/03/2018 Quinnipiac University 49.00% ( 8.0) 47.00% ( 1.0) 4.00% ( 9.0)
04/10/2018-04/11/2018 Public Policy Polling 47.00% ( 0.0) 46.00% ( 0.0) 8.00% ( 0.0)
02/24/2017-02/28/2017 Mason-Dixon 41.00% ( 0.0) 38.00% ( 0.0) 21.00% ( 0.0)
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 Quinnipiac University 42.00% ( 2.0) 48.00% ( 3.0) 10.00% ( 5.0)

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NEWS
Date Category Headline Article Contributor
Jun 12, 2018 06:15pm Scandal Rick Scott’s ‘Rookie Mistake’ May Have Cost Taxpayers Millions  Article RP 
Mar 21, 2018 10:50am Investigation Documents: Scott administration had long-running role in collapsed FIU bridge  Article RP 
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 

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RACES
  11/06/2018 FL US Senate ???
  08/28/2018 FL US Senate - R Primary Won 88.61% (+77.22%)
  11/04/2014 FL Governor Won 48.14% (+1.08%)
  08/26/2014 FL Governor - R Primary Won 87.65% (+77.06%)
  11/02/2010 FL Governor Won 48.87% (+1.15%)
  08/24/2010 FL Governor - R Primary Won 46.35% (+2.81%)
SPECULATIVE, DID NOT RUN
  01/24/2018 US Secretary of Health & Human Services Lost 0.00% (-56.12%)
  02/10/2017 US Secretary of Health and Human Services Lost 0.00% (-52.53%)
ENDORSEMENTS
FL US Senate - R Primary - Aug 30, 2016 R Carlos Beruff
Jacksonville, FL Mayor - May 19, 2015 R Lenny Curry
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C00676965 RICK SCOTT FOR FLORIDA $ 3333886.75