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AntiScottButton It used to be that if one party was in the middle of a good squabble the other party would cheerfully stay on the sidelines.

Not when it comes to Republican Rick Scott who has spent a fortune challenging Florida Attorney General Bill McCollum to be the GOP nominee for governor.

CPR looked at the Florida Democratic Party video bashing Scott and today, Democrats have added a "Hold Rick Scott Accountable" button pictured on the left.

From their press release: The Florida Democratic Party is encouraging Floridians to join the "Hold Rick Scott Accountable" Facebook group, put a "Hold Rock Scott Accountable" button on their Facebook pages, and learn more about Rick Scott's history of sordid business practices.

The rest of the press release and the video is on the next page.

"While we are confused why someone whose company pled guilty to 14 counts of fraud would want to discuss accountability, we're happy to oblige," said Florida Democratic Party spokesperson Eric Jotkoff.  "Rick Scott may think his button-size slogans about government accountability will hide his disgraceful record of defrauding the government, but Floridians will not be fooled."

Scott was forced to resign as head of Columbia-HCA in 1997 after fraud charges were filed against his company.  He resigned two weeks after federal agents raided 18 Columbia-HCA hospitals in six states.  Columbia-HCA eventually pled guilty to 14 counts of fraud and paid over $1.7 billion in civil and criminal penalties, the largest fine in history at that time.




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