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No, Rick Scott Was Not in Aspen for a Secret Koch Brothers Retreat This Weekend

The Daily Kos' David Waldman is tweeting up a storm about major GOP donors (and someone on Rick Perry's "favorite plane") having a secret meeting at the Koch brothers' Aspen compound this weekend, and Gov. Rick Scott has taken his first three-day weekend since last September. After the "maybe he went, maybe he didn't" ambiguity of last summer's Koch retreat (yes, he went), I was expecting not to hear back when I called the governor's office.

But a spokeswoman called immediately. "No, he did not attend the meeting," she said. "He was in Florida all weekend."

Well, that settles that. Waldman has been tweeting the FAA flight data of planes associated with prominent Republicans who flew into Aspen-Pitkin County Airport this weekend, presumably for a meeting with the highly influential energy billionaires. The flight records of Scott's plane aren't available because they've been removed from public disclosure by request.

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