It was one of the most unforgettable debate moments of 2014.
Former Florida Gov. Charlie Crist took his place on stage for a televised debate against Gov. Rick Scott. And for the first seven minutes of the live debate, Crist was the only candidate on the stage – accompanied only by a small electric fan whirling cool air behind his podium.
In an interview with “Top Line,” Scott revealed what was going through his mind during the “fangate” incident – and said he was told the debate was being held up by Crist.
“It was pretty frustrating,” the recently reelected Republican governor told “Top Line,” explaining that he was in a trailer away from the main building when his Democratic challenger took the stage at the debate’s start. “We were told he was not going to come out.”
Prior to the debate’s start, the Scott campaign had protested Crist’s use of the fan as a violation of debate rules, which forbade the use of electronic devices at the podium.
“We were waiting, and then he goesRead More »from Rick Scott on ‘frustrating’ #Fangate and Jeb Bush’s 2016 prospects