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Governor Scott answers questions on minimum wage, gay marriage

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Governor Scott has been taking a lot of heat for dodging reporters' questions. On Tuesday, Scott may have taken some of that criticism to heart.

He finally took a stance on raising the minimum wage after repeatedly ducking our questions for months. Scott said he opposed raising the minimum wage.

"As y’all know, we already have a minimum wage above the national average," Scott said. "What I believe in is, I believe in high paying jobs. I do not support the president's plan (to raise the minimum wage) because it will cut 500,000 jobs in this country."

Governor Scott also said he looks forward to meeting scientists to discuss the topic of climate change, and he opposed gay marriage (indicating that he does not consider a ban on gay marriage to be a form of discrimination).

Last week, the national media mocked and ridiculed the governor for ducking the same question regarding on-duty law enforcement at his campaign rally four times.

Political advisors often press their candidates to stay on message. It helps campaigns avoid distractions. But deflecting the same questions with the same unrelated talking points can also cause distractions.

That's a lesson the Scott campaign may have learned this week.


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