Scott Promised to Be the Greenest Governor, But Wound Up Labeled ‘Red Tide Rick’

From: Tampa Bay Times

“But his campaign for the U.S. Senate seat held by incumbent Bill Nelson has been haunted by scenes of environmental disaster from around the state: Gulf and Atlantic beaches covered with dead marine life thanks to Red Tide. Lake Okeechobee erupting with massive amounts of toxic blue-green algae. Both algae blooms damaging the state’s tourist economy. Instead of hailing Scott as the greenest governor, protesters have shown up at his events and taunted him as “Red Tide Rick.””

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