Readers may recall how California received additional cash for HSR thanks to the actions of Florida Governor Rick Scott (R), who rejected a federal offering of $2.4 billion towards construction of an initial segment of HSR in his state. A recent report sheds more light on why Scott chose to reject the funds despite support from officials in his own party. According to a former state senator who initially supported Scott during his gubernatorial campaign, the eventual governor initially said that he would accept the funds, just days before declaring he would do otherwise. As for the duplicity, Scott believed that accepting the funds would make it look as though President Barack Obama (D), an HSR supporter, would win a moral victory. To wit, Scott followed the steps of other Republican governors in rejecting their share of federal HSR funds as a means to spite Obama.