Breaking news: Scott to pick Dockery?

Rumors are swirling that Rick Scott will ask State Senator Paula Dockery to be his running mate

By Chris Ingram

Sources close to the Rick Scott campaign have suggested Scott is considering asking State Senator Paula Dockery to be his running mate for Lieutenant Governor. Dockery, who ended her own longshot race for governor several months ago was campaigning with Scott last week in the critical I-4 corridor.

The two apparently have hit it off, and no doubt Dockery’s usual anti-establishment stance in Tallahassee would fit in with Scott’s. However, that stance may also add to Scott’s difficulties getting things done in Tallahassee as if elected, he won’t have lots of love, history, or paybacks to return to legislators and Tallahasse lobbyists — neither of which are keen on Dockery.

Scott could do worse, and given his campaign’s penchant for bucking the establishment of the G.O.P. a Scott/Dockery ticket would not be a surprise.

Chris Ingram is the president and founder of 411 Communications a corporate and political communications firm, and publisher of Ingram is a frequent pundit on Fox News and CNN, and has written opinion columns for the Washington Times, UPI, and National Review online. He currently serves as the Republican political analyst for Bay News 9 in Florida’s largest media market. E-mail him at: [email protected].

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