Gov. Rick Scott might not win re-election in 2014, but he'll be in the race.
"Unless my wife tells me she's dumping me, I'm running for a second term," Scott said during an exclusive Political Connections interview that will air at 8 tonight only on Bay News 9.
Scott touched on numerous subjects, from the SunRail project to his dwindling popularity.
"Everything I've done, I ran on," he said. "This is the platform that they elected me to do."
Job creation has been one of Scott's ideals. He said Friday the state has created more than 76,000 jobs since he took office, a statement the St. Petersburg Times' PolitiFact team found to be "mostly true." The Times, a Bay News 9 newspaper partner, wrote that Scott got the number correct but overstated his role in making it happen.
Scott would have plenty of work to do to gain ground if the election were this November, the Times reported. A new poll conducted by the Democratic firm Public Policy Polling shows Democrat Alex Sink would beat Scott 57 percent to 35 percent. And if Charlie Crist ran as a Democrat, he'd beat Scott by a similar margin.