"Florida Gov. Rick Scott was chased away from a campaign event by demonstrators criticizing him for the toxic algae bloom that, for many months, has been killing marine life and apparently triggering respiratory issues among some residents.
The Herald-Tribune reported that Scott, the GOP candidate for U.S. Senate in the state, was confronted by angry protesters Monday at Mojos Real Cuban restaurant in Venice, about 80 miles south of Tampa, where dead animals have been washing ashore. Protesters crowded outside the restaurant holding signs reading “Redtide Rick” and calling the governor a “coward” — forcing him to enter and, only minutes later, leave, through the back door, according to the newspaper.
Video shows Scott quickly leaving and getting into a black SUV as supporters held up signs reading “RICK SCOTT FOR SENATE” among a crowd of protesters."