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 Dockerys usual anti-establishment stance in Tallahassee would fit in with Scotts. However, that stance may also add to Scotts difficulties getting things done in Tallahassee as if elected, he wont 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 campaigns 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 www.IrreverentView.com. 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 Floridas largest media market. E-mail him at: [email protected].