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MIAMI ( – While not exactly claiming poverty, Governor Rick Scott lost about half of his net worth in 2010. But don’t cry for him just yet, his income jumped by almost 40 percent during the past year.

Governor Scott’s lost $115 million in net worth last year. That was a 53 percent drop last year, according to CBS4 news partner the Miami Herald.

According to the Herald, Scott earned $11.5 million from investment income, interest, and consulting fees. That was an increase from his 2009 total of $8.3 million and $3.7 million in 2008.

So what does Scott attribute the loss to? “I spent too much on the darn campaign,” Scott said.


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