Gov. Rick Scott Says He Won’t Endorse Anyone Before Florida Primary

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Gov. Rick Scott of Florida, a Republican who won a 2010 primary as an insurgent businessman running against a veteran politician, said on Thursday that he would not make an endorsement before the presidential primary in his state on March 15.

The statement came amid speculation that Mr. Scott might endorse Donald J. Trump, another insurgent outsider who owns property in Florida. Mr. Scott recently praised Mr. Trump in a newspaper opinion piece.

“I have made it my practice to not get involved in primaries because picking the Republican candidate is the voters’ job,” Mr. Scott wrote in a Facebook post.

“The political class opposed me when I first ran for office, they did not want a businessman outsider, but the voters had other ideas,” he wrote.

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SOURCE: NY Times, Maggie Haberman