As VP Mike Pence heads to Florida for Rick Scott, spokesman blasts anonymous anti-Trump piece

Gov. Rick Scott and Vice President Mike Pence in Orlando last year. (From the @FLGovScott Twitter account)

As noted last week, Vice President Mike Pence is scheduled to raise money today in Orlando for Florida Gov. Rick Scott‘s U.S. Senate bid.

Pence and Scott are also expected to campaign in The Villages, the enormous Central Florida retirement community that is a must-visit for Republicans running statewide.

Also coming later today: A new Inside Florida Politics Podcast! Catch up on the most recent podcast here:

Before Pence arrives in the Sunshine State, his director of communications took to Twitter this morning to quash speculation that Pence is behind the bombshell New York Times op-ed in which an anonymous “senior official” in the Trump administration says he or she and others “are working diligently from within to frustrate parts of his agenda and his worst inclinations.”

Jarrod Agen, communications director for the VP, this morning denied any Pence involvement and ripped the New York Times for running the piece.

“The Vice President puts his name on his Op-Eds. The @nytimes should be ashamed and so should the person who wrote the false, illogical, and gutless op-ed. Our office is above such amateur acts,” Agen tweeted.