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  • Carlos Beruff already labeling Rubio a 'career politician'

    06/26/2016 11:08:20 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 12 replies
    politics.heraldtribune.com ^ | 6/25/16 | Zac Anderson
    It took less than 48 hours for Marco Rubio to nearly clear the field in what had been a crowded GOP U.S. Senate primary. One after another, Republican candidates — some who had campaigned for more than a year — dropped out last week rather than face Rubio, one of the GOP’s leading figures nationwide. U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio reversed course this week, and is seeking re-election. The last Republican standing in the way of Rubio claiming the nomination is a brash Manatee County homebuilder who has drawn comparisons to Donald Trump. Carlos Beruff seems determined to fight on regardless...
  • Political Rookie And Trump Backer Could Give Rubio Trouble

    06/26/2016 11:03:35 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 17 replies
    newstalkflorida.com ^ | 6/26/16 | James Williams
    WASHINGTON - Just last week Florida Sen. Marco Rubio announced that he would seek re-election after a long presidential primary battle that saw him finish third to Donald Trump. Now it seems with the August GOP primary coming fast it seems that his biggest challenge on paper, could be someone who looks lot like Donald Trump. We know that there is no love lost between Rubio and the presumptive Republican 2016 presidential nominee. Now enter billionaire Carlos Beruff, who has endorsed Trump, he's espoused some of the same controversial beliefs, and may even have the backing of Florida Gov. Rick...
  • Rubio faces Trump-like challenger in primary (rebuff Marco with Beruff!!)

    06/26/2016 11:00:49 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 23 replies
    thehill.com ^ | 6/26/16 | Ben Kamisar
    Only one person stands in the way of Marco Rubio merging from August's Senate primary victorious--and on paper, he looks a lot like Donald Trump Millionaire Carlos Beruff has endorsed Trump, he's espoused some of the same controversial beliefs, they both have allies in Florida Gov. Rick Scott, and hasn’t been afraid to pour their millions into their bids. And while Rubio's decision to reverse course and run for reelection this week all-but cleared the field and has made him the heavy favorite, Beruff has refused to go quietly. “The voters of Florida can reelect Washington’s candidate, who has consistently...
  • Feds deny governor's request for emergency declaration after Pulse attack

    06/21/2016 12:28:45 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 16 replies
    WFTV ^ | 6-20-2016 | WFTV
    ORLANDO, Fla. — The Obama administration denied millions of dollars in federal funding following the Pulse terror attack. Gov. Rick Scott requested an emergency declaration for $5 million to help response efforts and victims. Federal officials said the state application for emergency declaration did not demonstrate how emergency response is beyond the capability of state and local government.
  • Scott: Release full transcripts of Orlando gunman's calls

    06/20/2016 8:15:55 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 137 replies
    Fox News ^ | 6-20-2016 | Americas Newsroom
    June 20, 2016 Scott: Release full transcripts of Orlando gunman's calls Florida governor says grieving victims' families deserve to the truth, calls on the Department of Justice not to scrub Omar Mateen's oath of loyalty to ISIS
  • CNN to FL Governor: Will You Accept Responsibility For Orlando Attack Also; Watch This Response!

    06/17/2016 8:31:22 AM PDT · by WayneDupreeShow · 57 replies
    Newsninja2012 ^ | 6-17-16 | Wayne Dupree
    Don't they realize this is why we were attacked in the first place? Our media continues to turn a blind eye to Radical Islamic Terrorist, by blaming Republicans and our love of the 2nd Amendment. CNN has been one of the major culprits of trying to turn Americans against Americans and what they did in this video with Florida Governor Rick Scott is beyond evil. The 2nd Amendment was created to defend ourselves from the government that could become a tyrant and take our rights. Patriotic Americans will never relinquish their guns or their rights to own guns as they...
  • Florida governor: Obama hasn't called me

    06/14/2016 6:17:13 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 49 replies
    politico.com ^ | Nick Gass
    In the wake of the deadliest terrorist attack on U.S. soil since 9/11, Rick Scott received phone calls from George W. Bush and Donald Trump, the Republican governor of Florida said Tuesday. He's still waiting on a call from President Barack Obama, however. Speaking to Brian Kilmeade on "Fox & Friends" from Orlando, Florida, Scott shared details of both calls. During his call with the 43rd president, Scott said Bush told him that he and former first lady Laura Bush "were praying for us, and anything he could do, he would love to be helpful." As far as Obama is...
  • The 5 people most likely to be Donald Trump’s vice president

    04/29/2016 12:55:57 PM PDT · by TangledUpInBlue · 195 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 4/29 | Chris Cilliza
    Which begs the question: Who is he going to pick as his vice presidential nominee? The short answer: No one knows. Trump relishes being unpredictable so trying to game out how this most unconventional of politicians will make his mind up is a bit of a guessing game. Add to that the fact that Trump's inner circle remains, largely, devoid of establishment types and you quickly get into a situation where the people talking don't know much and the people who do know aren't talking.
  • Rick Scott to RNC: No 'monkey business'

    04/21/2016 12:11:08 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 8 replies
    POLITICO ^ | April 21, 2016 | Mike Caputo
    Florida Gov. Rick Scott passed up a chance to urge Republican National Committee members to support his preferred presidential candidate, Donald Trump. But he warned them: no “monkey-business.” “We’ve got to be transparent,” Scott told a packed room of RNC officials Thursday at their spring meeting in Hollywood, Fla., implicitly telling them not to cut back-room deals that would undercut the frontrunner or, in Trump’s terms, “rig” the process. “We can’t take a chance that we’re accused of any monkey-business. Tricks. Stunts. Anything,” Scott said in his brief remarks during which he received polite applause.
  • Florida Governor Rick Scott Capitulates to Left-Wing Special Interests

    04/19/2016 5:26:14 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 19, 2016 | Rachel Alexander
    Last month, I wrote about some important legislation in Florida that would modernize that stateÂ’s harsh alimony and child custody laws. Florida is lagging behind many states which have updated these laws to reflect the fact that most women now work outside of the home and that children need both parents to thrive, regardless of whether their parents are living together or apart. Sadly, Florida Governor Rick Scott (R) capitulated to intense lobbying by liberal special interest groups and vetoed the bill. The bill had immense support, passing both houses of the Florida legislature by super-majority margins. The governorÂ’s office...
  • Fact-checking Gov. Rick Scott’s exchange with Starbucks heckler

    04/07/2016 6:52:02 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 15 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | 4/6/16 | AMY SHERMAN AND JOSHUA GILLI
    It starts like a joke — Gov. Rick Scott walks into a Gainesville Starbucks — but one patron wasn’t laughing. Scott stopped in at the coffee chain for a cup Tuesday after touring the recently opened factory and headquarters for biopharmaceutical company Nanotherapeutics. Cara Jennings, a former Lake Worth city commissioner, saw Scott in the downtown store and ripped into him, from her seat, over health insurance and cuts to women’s health services, and calling him an expletive
  • VIDEO: Hysterical liberal woman shrieks at Gov. Rick Scott in Florida Starbucks

    04/06/2016 5:46:30 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 24 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 04/06/16 | Dan Calabrese
    Today's rude, shrill left-wing hero. As I write this, the video has 259,127 views, which is pretty good for one day. What liberal can resist a shrieking, hysterical woman calling a Republican governor an a**hole as he’s trying to order coffee at Starbucks? Any ideas as to why she can’t find a good job? (Video below) Here’s something to chew on: Last Friday I attended a corporate reception in downtown Detroit and I had the occasion to be introduced to a Democrat member of Congress of whom I am decidedly not a fan. I don’t know if she knew who...
  • Florida dropping CCW costs for its 1.5 million carriers

    03/31/2016 8:40:58 AM PDT · by rktman · 24 replies
    guns.com ^ | 3/31/2016 | Chris Eger
    Republican Gov. Rick Scott on Wednesday signed a measure into law that, among other changes, drops the fees for Florida concealed weapon licenses. The 80-page appropriations bill dealing with Commerce and Tourism for the state was crammed with everything from exempting water-related amusement rides to authorizing tax collector offices and passed the state legislature without a single “nay” vote in either chamber. Relating to concealed carry permits, it reduced the license fee from $70 to $60 on the initial application and from $60 to $50 for renewals.
  • Florida Gov. Rick Scott Signs Bill to Defund Planned Parenthood Abortion Business

    03/29/2016 9:38:50 AM PDT · by Morgana · 14 replies
    lifenews.com ^ | March 28, 2016 | Steven Ertelt, Micaiah Bilger
    Florida Governor Rick Scott has signed a bill that would revoke taxpayer funding from the Planned Parenthood abortion business and any other clinics that also do abortions. Earlier in March, the Florida Senate passed the bill, sending it to Scott’s desk. Like many other pieces of legislation introduced across the U.S. in recent months, the bill came in response to a series of undercover videos showing the Planned Parenthood abortion business selling aborted babies’ body parts. The bill would defund the Planned Parenthood Florida affiliate of taxpayer dollars, and require abortion doctors to have hospital admitting privileges or patient transfer...
  • Old questions resurface as Attorney General Pam Bondi endorses Trump

    03/19/2016 8:33:05 PM PDT · by tallyhoe · 52 replies
    MIami Herald ^ | Mar 14. 2016 | By Michael Auslen
    TALLAHASSEE Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi on Monday became the first big-name Republican official in the state to endorse Donald Trump for president. At a rally in her hometown of Tampa, the state’s top legal officer — the woman Trump called “the most popular person in Florida, by far” — praised the Republican front runner as an outsider who will keep Americans safe. Read more here: http://www.miamiherald.com/news/politics-government/election/article65995972.html#storylink=cpy
  • Florida Gov. Rick Scott Endorses Donald Trump

    03/16/2016 9:43:55 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 68 replies
    abcnews.go.com ^ | PAOLA CHAVEZ
    Just a day after his state rendered its judgment in the Republican primary -- handing over all of its 99 GOP delegates to Donald Trump -- Florida Gov. Rick Scott urged his fellow Republicans to “coalesce” behind the New York businessman. Scott, 63, called on Republicans to "come together" in a Facebook post today. "With his victories yesterday, I believe it is now time for Republicans to accept and respect the will of the voters and coalesce behind Donald Trump," he wrote. The Florida governor said voters spoke clearly in last night's contest. "This has been a hard fought primary,...
  • Hillary Clinton Demands Florida Gov Veto Bill to Defund Planned Parenthood, Calls It “Dangerous”

    03/10/2016 10:37:38 AM PST · by Morgana · 22 replies
    lifenews.com ^ | March 10, 2016 | Steven Ertelt
    Fresh from her answer in a Fox News forum earlier this week where she made it clear she thinks unborn children should have no rights before birth, pro-abortion Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton is today making a demand of pro-life Florida Governor Rick Scott. In a series of tweets posted on Twitter, Clinton is demanding that Governor Scott veto a bill the Florida legislature approved that would defund the Planned Parenthood abortion business. The legislation would also require abortion doctors to meet certain health and safety standards — the same kind of health standards employed at legitimate medical clinics that...
  • 'Pathetic, Sniveling': Mika Boots FL's Rick Scott for Ducking on Trump's 'Islam Hates Us'

    03/10/2016 5:45:55 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 51 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Joe Scarborough usually sets the tone on Morning Joe. But today, Mika Brzezinski took the lead, abruptly booting Florida Governor Rick Scott from the show today for his refusal to comment substantively on Donald Trump's statement yesterday that "Islam hates us." As Scott repeated various bland statements about Florida, Mika could be heard muttering "wrap it" and "no, no." After a final try at getting Scott to respond, Mika curtly announced "we will move on now. Thanks." When the show returned after a break, Mika excoriated Scott, calling his performance "weak, sniveling political wavering," saying he was "pathetic" and that...
  • Gov. Scott signs into law overhaul of Florida death penalty

    03/07/2016 1:22:41 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar 7, 2016 3:50 PM EST | Brendan Farrington
    Florida Gov. Rick Scott signed into law a major overhaul of Florida’s death penalty on Monday in response to a U.S. Supreme Court decision declaring the previous system unconstitutional. The new law requires at least 10 out of 12 jurors recommend execution for it to be carried out. Florida previously required that a majority of jurors recommend the death sentence. The law was found unconstitutional in January because jurors served an advisory role while judges had the final say in death penalty cases. “It is my solemn duty to uphold the laws of Florida and my foremost concern is always...
  • Divide growing between Florida governor, other Republicans

    03/06/2016 10:04:54 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar 6, 2016 9:03 AM EST | Gary Fineout
    Gov. Rick Scott is getting handed a string of defeats this year that could render his final 2½ years in office nearly irrelevant. Republican legislators have already rejected Scott's pitch for steep tax cuts and $250 million for business incentives. They are poised to scuttle a major gambling deal he negotiated with the Seminole Tribe of Florida and may reject his hand-picked leader for the state's health department. And there is growing talk that if Scott vetoes parts of this year's budget, lawmakers will override him. ...
  • Florida Gov. Rick Scott reportedly will endorse Donald Trump

    03/02/2016 12:38:26 PM PST · by GilGil · 63 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 3/1/2016 | Victor Morton
    Donald Trump’s winning over of Republican lawmakers continues, as Florida Gov. Rick Scott will endorse him, Fox News reported. The report was made on the air by Bret Baier of Fox News and subsequently confirmed by CBS’s Major Garrett. “I have a lot of respect for Rick Scott. I don’t know about his endorsement,” Mr. Trump said.
  • Trump schedules last-minute Super Tuesday press conference

    02/29/2016 3:28:03 PM PST · by kevcol · 62 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | February 29, 2016 | Gabby Morrongiello
    Donald Trump has added a press conference at his Mar-A-Lago Club in Palm Beach, Fla., on Super Tuesday, fueling speculations of another high-profile endorsement...Some speculate that Florida Gov. Rick Scott could announce his support of Trump at the press conference, which is scheduled two weeks before Florida's Republican primary.
  • Rick Scott as Donald Trump's Vice President? Florida Gov Not Saying No

    02/25/2016 7:19:56 AM PST · by Hojczyk · 25 replies
    Newsmax ^ | February 24,2016 | Nick Sanchez
    Scott, who like Trump had no prior political experience before running for public office, has been on many pundits' VP shortlist since Trump announced his presidential campaign. As the governor of an important swing state, he's a natural fit, but some say Trump already has plenty of ties to Florida, and would be better served by nominating the governor of another important swing state, like Ohio, for example. Scott drew even more attention to himself in January, when he penned an op ed in USA Today praising Trump. The article, written long before a single caucus or primary vote was...
  • 7 reasons Mike Pence will be the GOP nominee in 2016

    09/30/2014 2:53:52 PM PDT · by Ooh-Ah · 79 replies
    VOX ^ | September 30, 2014 | Matthew Yglesias
    7 reasons Mike Pence will be the GOP nominee in 2016 Updated by Matthew Yglesias on September 30, 2014, 8:30 a.m. ET @mattyglesiasmatt@vox.com Tweet Share on Twitter (191) Share Share on Facebook (1,129) +1 LinkedIn Share on LinkedIn (15) Email Email MikePence.com Don't miss stories. Follow Vox! Early polling tells you almost nothing about presidential nomination battles, since it ends up almost exclusively telling you about name recognition. Early media buzz is similar. People like to read stories about figures they've already heard of, and it's easier to write stories about politicians you've already covered.But you don't need to be a...
  • Florida Turnaround Story

    09/20/2015 11:53:00 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 16 replies
    Rick Scott/Twitter ^ | 9/20/15 | Rick Scott, et al
    The #Florida Turnaround story under Governor Scott @FLDEO
  • Gov. Rick Scott 'expects' appointee to leave Aviation board after misogynistic Facebook post

    09/15/2015 5:14:59 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 6 replies
    Tampa Bay Times ^ | September 15, 2015 | By Steve Contorno
    TAMPA — Gov. Rick Scott wants an appointee who called a local public relations consultant a "tax-payer subsidized slut" to resign his seat on the Hillsborough County Aviation Authority board, Scott's office said Tuesday. But the appointee, influential Republican activist Sam Rashid, said he intends to stay put — for now. Rashid's misogynistic comments, made Sept. 2 on Facebook, were directed at Beth Leytham, a Tampa consultant hired to help win public support for the county transportation sales tax referendum known as Go Hillsborough. In the same post, he alleged that Leytham made "several million dollars" as an "unregistered lobbyist...
  • Grayson: ‘Many Women Will Suffer and Die’ If Opponents ‘Destroy’ Planned Parenthood

    08/10/2015 10:27:00 AM PDT · by rktman · 37 replies
    pjmedia.com ^ | 8/10/2015 | Bridget Johnson
    The congressman who infamously said during the Obamacare debate that Republicans wanted sick people to “die quickly” now says Planned Parenthood defunding proponents will shepherd in a new wave of deaths. If the attempt to destroy #PlannedParenthood is successful, the result is that many women will suffer and die. #flsen http://t.co/rQTmYmOan4 — Rep. Alan Grayson (@AlanGrayson) August 9, 2015 Rep. Alan Grayson (D-Fla.), who is running for the Senate seat Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) is vacating to run for president, linked an article about his criticism of Florida Gov. Rick Scott and healthcare regulators for investigating 16 Planned Parenthood clinics in...
  • Gov. Scott orders inspections of Planned Parenthoods

    07/29/2015 2:36:20 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul 29, 2015 5:19 PM EDT | Kelly Kennedy
    Florida Gov. Rick Scott ordered state health officials to inspect Planned Parenthood offices that perform abortions, saying he is troubled by videos describing the organization’s procedures for providing tissue from aborted fetuses for research. The Republican governor said Wednesday the state will take quick legal and regulatory action if any of the 16 facilities in Florida are found in violation of the law. “The videos coming out about Planned Parenthood are deeply troubling to say the least. It is against the law for any organization to sell body parts,” Scott said in a statement. Planned Parenthood has come under congressional...
  • Gov. Scott signs order to protect, arm Fla. National Guard members

    07/18/2015 10:22:03 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 23 replies
    WFTV ^ | 7-18-2015 | WFTV
    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — In the wake of the deadly shootings at two Tennessee military centers, Gov. Rick Scott has signed an executive order meant to protect and arm members of the Florida National Guard. In the executive order signed Saturday, Scott wants "to ensure that all qualified full-time Guardsmen are adequately armed for their personal protection." The order calls for expedited processing of concealed weapons permits for Florida Guardsmen.
  • [Jerry] Brown says Republican governors are welcome for jobs visits

    03/13/2015 6:34:06 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 30 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar 13, 2015 4:56 PM EDT | Kevin Freking
    Gov. Jerry Brown says he has a message for Republican governors planning to visit California to woo business from the state: Welcome. Florida Gov. Rick Scott is the latest governor to say he’s planning a recruiting trip to California. A letter he sent to shipping companies in California takes shots at Brown’s “tax and spend administration.” […] Brown says California has done the opposite of what Republicans advocate. He says the state is tackling climate change, immigration reform and taxing high-income people, and the state is prospering. …
  • Great Scott, What Is the Florida Governor Thinking?

    02/20/2015 10:20:18 AM PST · by jazusamo · 34 replies
    PJ Media ^ | February 20, 2015 | J. Christian Adams
    Florida Governor Rick Scott has opened the door to illegal aliens voting in Florida elections. He has decided that Florida will not appeal a ruling that limited the state’s ability to remove illegal aliens and non-citizens from Florida’s voter rolls. Even Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi opposes Scott’s abandonment of the appeal. But do non-citizens and illegal aliens actually vote in Florida elections? Yes, hundreds of times, and more. Meet Yvonne Wigglesworth. Wigglesworth was but one of hundreds of non-citizens found by local news media investigative reports as having voted in multiple Florida elections. Wigglesworth is not a citizen. John...
  • Fabiola Santiago: As tolls rise, Florida shorts Miami

    12/16/2014 7:44:24 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 2 replies
    Florida News ^ | December 14, 2014 | Fabiola Santiago
    While Miami-Dade residents were strike recently with new, rare fee hikes on vital east-west arteries, Gov. Rick Scott was rewarding his farming regressive supporters with $9 million to build and urge their toll-free roads. So while down south we compensate a way, a folks adult north who minister reduction to state revenues get a giveaway ride. Poor timing? Irony? A giggle to go with a slap to a pockets of Miami-Dade’s toll-payers? The governor’s proclamation from Tallahassee was all those things — and came by approach of press releases finished with difference of regard from a prolonged register of who’s...
  • Judge says lawsuit can allege Scott intentionally violated law [Witch Hunt in Florida]

    12/09/2014 12:31:36 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 8 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | 12/8/14 | MARY ELLEN KLAS
    A Tallahassee judge opened the door Monday for a new complaint against Gov. Rick Scott that alleges the governor intentionally withheld public records in violation of state law....
  • How Rick Scott Beat Charlie Crist -- GOP Poll Explains It

    12/03/2014 3:29:09 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 21 replies
    Sunshine State News ^ | 12/1/14 | Kevin Derby
    The Republican Party of Florida (RPOF) released a poll from On Message on Monday which gives a good indication of how Gov. Rick Scott was able to defeat former Gov. Charlie Crist in last month’s Florida general election. The poll of Floridians who voted in November shows Scott did better than expected with Hispanic voters while also taking a majority of male voters and seniors. Scott won the election 48 percent to 47 percent and did well with Hispanics, running almost dead even with Crist. The poll shows 49 percent of Hispanic voters backed the Democrat while 47 percent supported...
  • Congrats, South Florida, You Re-Elected Gov. Rick Scott by Not Showing Up to Vote

    11/07/2014 8:50:02 AM PST · by Bettyprob · 57 replies
    The Miami News Times ^ | Nov. 5, 2014 | Tim Elfrink
    There's a meme that's been going strong on Reddit's Florida page all summer. It shows Rick Scott and Charlie Crist side-by-side with the caption "Giant Douche Versus Turd Sandwich." That South Park reference seemed to resonate especially in Democrat-rich South Florida. As Riptide noted yesterday, local Facebook feeds and Twitter updates were rich with cynical "Why bother?" messages because of the matchup. Sure enough, Miami-Dade had the worst turnout in Florida yesterday, with Broward not far behind. In a razor-tight election, the result of that voter apathy in those left-leaning bastions became clear by around 10:30 last night: Gov. Rick...
  • Wow! Just Wow!

    11/06/2014 4:17:04 AM PST · by Kaslin · 43 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 6, 2014 | Derek Hunter
    I’d almost forgotten to write this column. I’m sitting here watching election returns, and I am just stunned. Massachusetts? Maryland? MARYLAND?!?! Forget the Senate for a minute, or the massive Republican majority in the House, and think about the fact that Republicans did so well in the gubernatorial races across the country. In Michigan, after passing a “Right-To-Work” law, Gov. Rick Snyder wins handily. Union money and muscle plus President Obama campaigning against him couldn’t sink a man with the Twitter handle @OneToughNerd. Speaking of unions, no one had a bigger target placed on their back by the unions than...
  • Florida governor election 2014: Obama cuts another radio ad — this time for Charlie Crist

    11/04/2014 8:23:42 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 7 replies
    politico ^ | 11/4/14 | James Hohman
    Charlie Crist is quietly running a last-minute radio ad from President Barack Obama on Florida radio stations with large African-American audiences. “Don’t let anyone or anything keep you from voting,” the president says in the ad.
  • Florida GOP Gov. Rick Scott Wins Re-Election As Crist Will Reportedly Call For Recount

    11/04/2014 8:21:12 PM PST · by RightGeek · 33 replies
    CBS Tampa ^ | 11/4/2014 | CBS staff
    The Associated Press declared Scott the winner Tuesday night with nearly all precincts reporting. He held nearly 49 percent of the vote to Crist’s nearly 47 percent. WTSP-TV reports that Crist will not be giving a concession speech and will be calling for a recount.
  • AP: Rick Scott defeats Charlie Crist in tight race for Fla. governor

    11/04/2014 8:15:56 PM PST · by GonzoII · 28 replies
    AP ^ | Nov 04 2014 04:55:30 PM EST Updated 3 m
    Florida Republican Gov. Rick Scott has won re-election, turning back former Republican Gov. Charlie Crist -- who was trying to return to office as a Democrat. The Associated Press declared Scott the winner Tuesday night with nearly all precincts reporting. He held nearly 49 percent of the vote to Crist's nearly 47 percent.
  • WTF is going on in Florida (Crist 17 points up at 21% reporting)

    11/04/2014 4:17:33 PM PST · by C. Edmund Wright · 108 replies
    Vanity | 11-4-14 | Edmund
    What is going on in Florida???? I just saw a crawl that Charlie Crist was up 57-40 with 21% of the vote in. 21% is significant. Someone from Florida tell me something to make me feel better about this.
  • Governor's Race in FL, MI, IL all Toss Ups

    11/02/2014 5:52:07 PM PST · by Jet Jaguar · 44 replies
    PPP ^ | Nov 2, 2014
    PPP's final polls for Governor in Florida, Michigan, and Illinois find incredibly tight contests in all three states. Florida is the closest. Rick Scott and Charlie Crist both have 44%, with Libertarian Adrian Wyllie polling at 6%. PPP usually has a policy of not releasing poll results to the decimal, but when we find a tie on our final poll of the cycle somewhere we make an exception. Crist is at 44.0% to 43.8% for Scott- in terms of raw respondents to the poll that's 526 for Crist and 524 for Scott. Wyllie may be playing a spoiler role for...
  • Rick Scott Beating Charlie Crist in Florida Chamber Poll

    10/30/2014 3:15:03 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 18 replies
    Sunshine State News ^ | 10/30/14 | Kevin Derby
    A new poll from the Florida Chamber of Commerce Political Institute shows Gov. Rick Scott with the lead over former Gov. Charlie Crist. The Florida Chamber is backing Scott for another term. The poll of likely voters, taken by Cherry Communications, shows Scott ahead with 44 percent and Crist at 39 percent, outside the margin of error. Libertarian Adrian Wyllie takes 4 percent
  • Nicolle Wallace Lumps Rick Scott with Charlie Crist: 'Untethered to Moral Compass'

    10/28/2014 5:17:46 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 18 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    If on national TV you pass along from a "friend" an extremely damning charge about someone's morality, do you have an obligation to identify that "friend" or provide some sort of substantiation for the charge? Nicolle Wallace apparently doesn't think so. On today's Morning Joe, speaking of Rick Scott and Charlie Crist, Wallace blithely passed along the charge from an unnamed "friend" from Tallahassee that "these are two guys who are the least tethered to any sort of moral compass that have ever run against each other." View the video here.
  • Evangelical Environmental Network running radio ads urging action on climate change

    10/25/2014 7:25:32 AM PDT · by VRW Conspirator · 18 replies
    Political Fix Florida ^ | October 7, 2014 | Matt Dixon
    Evangelical Environmental Network, a ministry “dedicated to the care of God’s creation,” Wednesday will start running statewide ads on Christian radio stations urging state leaders to take action on climate change. Along with the ad, which you can be heard here[see linky below], the group is organizing events across the sate starting Wednesday, including a tele-town hall, a prayer breakfast in Jacksonville, and a Miami event Thursday focused on climate change’s impact “particularly on Hispanic communities.” A group spokesman would not say how much the group is spending on the ads, but said it was “six-figures.” In May, the group...
  • Claws Come Out in First Debate Between Scott and Crist

    10/11/2014 6:33:00 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 18 replies
    Sunshine State News ^ | 10/10/14 | Allison Nielson
    ...Gov. Rick Scott and former Gov. Charlie Crist arrived at WSCV-Telemundo 51 in Miramar Friday for their first of three televised debates.... ....Scott criticized Crist for "sitting on his hands" and "doing nothing" while he was governor as well as making decisions based on "political expediency." When it came to Medicaid, Crist said he’d support its expansion -- a promise he has made repeatedly on the campaign trail. Scott, on the other hand, said he’d oppose such an expansion, saying the state couldn’t afford it, but vowed he was committed to helping Floridians get jobs -- a step he says...
  • Poll: Florida Hispanic voters strongly back Charlie Crist, Medicaid expansion

    10/09/2014 10:02:32 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 46 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | Marc Caputo
    Democrat Charlie Crist holds a sizable 53-29 percent lead over Gov. Rick Scott among Hispanic voters, according to a new poll that indicates this fastest growing segment of the electorate doesn’t like Republican positions on immigration, Medicaid and the minimum wage.
  • Crist says Florida Gov. Scott has no integrity

    09/30/2014 10:42:15 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 31 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 30, 2014 5:23 PM EDT | Brendan Farrington
    Republican-turned-Democrat former Gov. Charlie Crist said Tuesday that current Republican Gov. Rick Scott “has no integrity” and his policies are driven by “the almighty dollar.” Crist made the remarks while discussing his campaign to seek his old job with his new party during an hour-long interview with Associated Press reporters that covered education, the environment and claims by Scott. The gubernatorial campaign has been one of the most negative in Florida history. …
  • Log Cabin Republicans: Can GOP gays win gay South Florida again for Rick Scott?

    09/29/2014 7:36:16 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 11 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | September 29, 2014 | Steve Rothaus
    An op-ed from Matt Chen of the Broward Republican Executive Committee: Early voting will begin next week. By Election Day one would presume the demonized homophobic and racist Rick Scott will end up with 95% of the substantial South Florida Gay vote going to Democrat Charlie Crist. Not so, my friends. Sure that's hard to understand when the Florida Agenda perpetually portrays the GOP as virulently and violently homophobic. But Gay Democrats have routinely been stunned to find out that 25-35% of Gay voters routinely vote Republican, according to exit polling.
  • Rick Scott's Toll Lanes Definitely Newsworthy ... but an Exposé?

    09/19/2014 12:41:14 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 13 replies
    Sunshine State News ^ | September 17, 2014 | Nancy Smith
    In August 2011 Gov. Rick Scott first made it plain he likes toll lanes on major highways and wants more of them. They speed up traffic, he said. In October 2011, PolitiFact Florida checked out his assessment, rated it "mostly true." So it was a little surprising to see the Florida Center for Investigative Reporting (FCIR), whose stated purpose is "to expose corruption, waste and miscarriages of justice," expose Scott's commitment to toll lanes. Don't get me wrong, I think it's great this news is well and truly in front of the public again. And shame on all of us...
  • Florida spends billions on toll lanes, but public has little input into how money is spent

    09/15/2014 5:01:03 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 16 replies
    The Florida Times-Union ^ | September 14, 2014 | Eric Barton
    In the next decade, Florida’s biggest cities will add toll lanes to the state’s busiest highways. Nobody knows exactly how much it will cost. Maybe as little as $3 billion. Maybe double that. What’s clear is that when the toll lanes across the state are complete, they will become one of the largest infrastructure projects in state history. There’s little debate that the toll lanes, also called express lanes or managed lanes, make commutes quicker for those willing to pay as much as $10 to use them. But there has been little debate about the need for the projects —...