rick_scott_12.jpgTALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) _ It's not often that a sitting Florida governor invites the press to his office for coffee and doughnuts.

But Florida Gov. Rick Scott, an old doughnut maker himself, did just that Monday in an effort to improve his relationship with about three dozen media members who regularly cover the Capitol and governor's office.

Scott was dressed casually in dark blue slacks and a light blue long-sleeved shirt with the Emergency Operations Center logo and his name embroidered on it.

He took plenty of questions on issues, but chatted about his youth, college and military days as well.

Mired with low poll numbers, the new Republican governor brought in longtime Tallahassee insider Steve MacNamara several weeks ago in hopes of improving his image and getting more favorable media coverage.