Rick Scott, the tea party-courting health care executive with the Solantic Corp., is the Republican nominee for governor in the state of Florida. He is running against Democratic nominee Alex Sink. As part of a Politics Daily series providing background about the major candidates in 2010, here are some answers to frequently asked questions about his life.
What is Rick Scott's religion?
Scott is a Christian but doesn't affiliate himself with a particular denomination
. For a number of years, he attended a Presbyterian church in his hometown of Naples, but left in 2006 because of feuds going on within the church. He then helped form the nondenominational Naples Community Church
What religion was Rick Scott born into?
Scott was raised a Methodist and earned a law degree from Southern Methodist University.
What has Rick Scott said about his religious faith?
Scott told the Ocala Star-Banner
that he considers his "moral beliefs" as important as his belief in fiscal responsibility. He also says that he tries to make all his decisions "based on his faith."
What is Rick Scott's reaction to the mosque planned near the World Trade Center?
Scott has been quite vocal in his opposition to the mosque. He has produced a campaign ad
to voice his disapproval, and has gone on record
saying that President Barack Obama's position in favor of the mosque is "wrong."
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