Members of the Florida Cabinet, from left, Attorney General Pam Bondi, Gov. Rick Scott, Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater, and Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam, meet at the Florida State Fair Thursday, Feb. 5, 2015, in Tampa, Fla. Scott is saying he mishandled the ouster of the head of Florida's main law enforcement agency. Scott made the statement at the start of Thursday's meeting of the governor and Cabinet. He did not explain what exactly he could have done differently. Questions have been raised about Scott's decision to force out Gerald Bailey, the former commissioner of the Florida Department of Law Enforcement. Bailey said he was pushed out after resisting potentially unethical requests from the Scott administration and his re-election campaign.
Members of the Florida Cabinet, from left, Attorney General Pam Bondi, Gov. Rick Scott, Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater, and Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam, meet at the Florida State Fair Thursday, Feb. 5, 2015, in Tampa, Fla. Scott is saying he mishandled the ouster of the head of Florida's main law enforcement agency. Scott made the statement at the start of Thursday's meeting of the governor and Cabinet. He did not explain what exactly he could have done differently. Questions have been raised about Scott's decision to force out Gerald Bailey, the former commissioner of the Florida Department of Law Enforcement. Bailey said he was pushed out after resisting potentially unethical requests from the Scott administration and his re-election campaign. Chris O'Meara AP
Members of the Florida Cabinet, from left, Attorney General Pam Bondi, Gov. Rick Scott, Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater, and Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam, meet at the Florida State Fair Thursday, Feb. 5, 2015, in Tampa, Fla. Scott is saying he mishandled the ouster of the head of Florida's main law enforcement agency. Scott made the statement at the start of Thursday's meeting of the governor and Cabinet. He did not explain what exactly he could have done differently. Questions have been raised about Scott's decision to force out Gerald Bailey, the former commissioner of the Florida Department of Law Enforcement. Bailey said he was pushed out after resisting potentially unethical requests from the Scott administration and his re-election campaign. Chris O'Meara AP

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