Amid the Fast and Furious contempt vote, a G-20 flop that produced no progress on the massacre in Syria or the eurozone crisis, and yet another standstill in nuclear talks with Iran, it would have been easy to miss this quote in the Bloomberg story the Democrats went wild over: "Rick Scott doesn't seem to have any political skills at all. I'd give him a B for governing. I'd give him an A for strangeness."

That description was of the sitting governor of the ultimate battleground, Florida. And it is from the former chairman of the state party, who was also Scott's co-chairman of his campaign. It is included in the Bloomberg report about how Mitt Romney's campaign asked the Scott administration to downplay its statements about new economic growth in the state and instead to argue how much faster jobs would be created if Romney wins the White House. It's not only Scott. As the deteriorating economy has lifted Romney's prospects against President Obama this fall he finds GOP governors in other key states like Ohio, Michigan, Wisconsin and Virginia talking about how much their state economies are improving and how many new jobs have been created under their leadership.

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As The Hill reported Thursday, a staffer for Scott denies the Romney campaign made such a request and noted that only hours after the Bloomberg piece was published, the Florida state GOP sent out a press release touting economic improvement under Scott.

Besides Scott's pesky success in job creation, he presents another challenge for the Romney campaign in Florida — he's unpopular. The latest Quinnipiac poll has Scott's approval rating at 39 percent.


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