Since taking the lead in the race to elect the "Worst Governor Ever" on Wednesday, Gov. Rick Scott is still ahead by a slim margin.
Jeff Rae, who's in charge of new media over at the Transport Workers Union of America, tells the Pulp that as of yesterday, Scott had garnered 35 percent of the vote, just ahead of Ohio Gov. John Kasich, who has 32 percent. Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker lags a bit behind in third place at 20 percent.
Rae says the voting just opened on Monday, and he sounded fairly surprised that Scott was in the lead.
There are nine governors on the ballot, including a spot for a write-in. A few of the governors, including Gov. Jan Brewer, are actually "losing" to write-in candidates, like Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback, who Rae says is the highest vote-getter for a write-in.
We Believe Local Journalism is Critical to the Life of a City
Engaging with our readers is essential to New Times Broward-Palm Beach's mission. Make a financial contribution or sign up for a newsletter, and help us keep telling South Florida's stories with no paywalls.
Support Our Journalism
The special election for "Worst Governor Ever" is running through the summer, and they'll announce the winner in the fall.
Since the election opened -- and probably due to other causes too -- Scott's email has run full, so the emails you can send the governor to let him know you voted for him are now being sent to the governor's communications director, Brian Burgess.
Check out that email, along with the "Worst Governor Ever" video -- which includes a solid Rick Scott impression -- below:
Dear Gov. Rick Scott,
I just voted for you in the Worst Governor Ever contest at www.worstgovernorever.com because of your blatant disregard for the well being of middle-class people in Florida and your attempts to weaken the rights and services that have made our society strong.
I am fed up with being told that we can't afford basic things like education and transportation while the wealthy get handouts. I've heard enough of the attacks on hard-working public employees who, unlike the bankers and Wall Street investors, did nothing to hurt the economy. Let's not attack the teachers but build an education system that works for everyone.
What we need are jobs, quality healthcare, good education and solid retirement. That means funding infrastructure and public programs and making sure people have a voice at work and at the ballot box.
The people of Florida will hold you accountable and we will make sure everyone understands the dire impacts of your misguided policies.