If you’ve renewed a business license, become a new attorney, or won the lottery, chances are you’ve gotten a letter from Governor Rick Scott.
Scott is sending letters at state expense, but they contain familiar campaign talking points. Business license holders are being told that Scott is a lifelong entrepreneur who grew up in public housing and now wants to cut business taxes.
When asked about the letters, Scott said everyone should brag about their state.
"I want to congratulate everybody in our state that is doing a great job, and I'm going to continue to do that," said Governor Rick Scott.
One of the reoccurring themes in these letters is the 800,000 jobs that were lost in Florida before Rick Scott took office.
The loss of jobs is a direct shot at the man Scott replaced and who he'll likely face in 2014, Charlie Crist, who for his part sidestepped the question.
"I think it's important for the Governor to congratulate people when good things happened to them and what I try to do is call people when sad things happen to them,” said former Governor Charlie Crist.
Florida Democrats aren’t being so shy.
When asked what he thought about the letters, Florida’s Democratic Party Press Secretary said, “It's just desperate; it shows just how desperate the Governor is going into reelection next year."
Scott has also sent letters through School boards congratulating students who did well on tests. He's drafted letters for upcoming college graduates.
Some polls show Rick Scott down by 10 points. Quinnipiac University is set to release its latest poll Thursday morning.