Scott is an American success story. He grew up poor, his parents divorcing when he was age seven. His mother worked 16 hours a day to provide for two children. Scott was in danger of dropping out of high school when a conservative businessman who ran a Chick-fil-A fast-food restaurant inspired him to keep going. After graduating from college, he went into the insurance business and won election to the state legislature in 2008.
You can count on Scott to be a stalwart conservative. He backs the full repeal of Obamacare, has signed the no-new-taxes pledge, and is a major proponent of a simplified tax code.