Rick Scott's Top Latino Fundraiser Quits After Mexican Accent Controversy

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When Gov. Rick Scott's campaign finance co-chairman Mike Fernandez resigned abruptly last week, he said he wanted to spend more time with his family. Insiders speculate he might have been frustrated with the direction of the troubled campaign. Yet, now it's come to light that Fernandez was also upset about two campaign co-workers speaking in an over-the-top Mexican accent while they were all on their way to a Mexican restaurant in Coral Gables.

Fernandez, a Cuban-born healthcare CEO with more than a billion in his bank account, has raised a few million for Scott's financially healthy but publicly struggling campaign. Fernandez resigned Thursday in a major shakeup.

The Miami Herald reports he had become upset with the "campaign's direction and the attitude of some of its workers."

The frustration apparently began last month with the Mexican accent incident. He sent out an email complaining about the accent jokes to Scott allies last month. The exact nature of those comments, however, have not been public.

Scott's campaign spokesman however tells the Herald that Fernandez was not in the van when the comments were made, and says that no one in the van actually remember the comments being made.

Fernandez won't comment on the email but did say that as a CEO he was perhaps too used to being the boss.

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15 comments
Dana Hatred
Dana Hatred

Fuck Rick Scott with a pineapple wrapped with sandpaper. What a piece of human garbage.

Juan Carlos
Juan Carlos

We need to show these racist that it's not right to have hate in your heart.

Ron E. Chits
Ron E. Chits

Hahahaha he thought cause he's got $$$ he special.....idiots. ....never learn

pipoenespanol
pipoenespanol

When you look up the word "sapingo" in the Cuban lingo dictionary you will find a picture of Rick Scott right next to it.



Sayad Khan
Sayad Khan

Lol, what do you expect from this ballsack?

George I'doccupyThat Owen
George I'doccupyThat Owen

Time and time again... When you put a bunch frat boys in a room then give them a budget... They have a frat party.

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