TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — When Rick Scott made his maverick push for Florida governor four years ago, the Republican took a hard line against immigration that he used to assail his main GOP rival for the job.
Scott called for an Arizona-styled enforcement law and a need to "secure the borders." Just last year he vetoed a bill that would have offered temporary driver's license to some young immigrants.
But the incumbent governor is now making a concentrated push to win over Hispanic voters in what appears to be a tight re-election campaign.
Scott on Monday signed into law a bill that guarantees in-state tuition rates to high school students living in the country illegally.
Scott opposed the idea in 2011, but polls show Hispanic voters overwhelmingly behind the move.