Gov. Rick Scott may serve as a model, and warning, for Trump

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - If President-elect Donald Trump has a model it might be Florida Gov. Rick Scott.

While they are oceans apart in demeanor, Scott and Trump were both political neophytes who came from a business background. They both won elections despite being viewed as longshots unable to convince voters to look past their controversial histories.

Scott said one of the reasons he believed that Trump would win Florida is that the state had already "elected someone similar to him."

The GOP governor may prove a valuable example of the challenges that lie ahead for Trump.

After being in office for five years Scott has been forced to drop campaign promises, alter his stance on key issues and deal with an ongoing divide with members of his own party.

© 2018 Associated Press


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