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PolitiFact Florida exclusive: Rick Scott wouldn't be Florida's first bald governor

By Aaron Sharockman
Published on Tuesday, September 14th, 2010 at 9:56 a.m.

2010 is a historic election year in Florida.

A gripping three-way U.S. Senate race that could decide the balance of power in Washington. Competitive races for the state Cabinet. A proposed constitutional amendment that could shape state growth for decades.

Then there's the governor's race, where the Nov. 2 election will produce either Florida's first female chief executive or, a leading Republican says, its first bald one.

(Cue screeching of brakes.) You read that right — bald.

Republican Party of Florida Chairman John Thrasher made that claim about Rick Scott on Sept. 10 at a victory party in Scott's honor. "Rick, we will be the first party to elect a bald guy to governor," was the exact quote, according to the Associated Press' Brendan Farrington.

 

Read the result of that exclusive investigation here.

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