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  • Judge strikes down Florida law that has listed GOP candidates first on ballots for 20 years

    11/16/2019 11:03:41 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 76 replies
    The Orlando Sentinel ^ | November 15, 2019 | Steven Lemongello
    A federal court in Tallahassee struck down a Florida law that listed the governor’s party first on all ballots, which Democrats argued gave Republicans a significant advantage in a state where the two biggest races in 2018 were both within 0.4 percentage points. In his ruling, District Court Judge Mark Walker issued a permanent injunction against the law, stating it violates both the First and 14th amendments of the Constitution. “Florida’s ballot order statute is not neutral; instead, it affects Plaintiffs’ rights in a politically discriminatory way,” Walker wrote. “… It is difficult to imagine what other purpose it could...
  • Rick Scott demands meeting with NBA commissioner over China uproar

    10/07/2019 9:24:59 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 3 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/07/19 | Chris Mills Rodrigo
    Sen. Rick Scott (R-Fla.) on Monday demanded a meeting with NBA commissioner Adam Silver over the league's response to the Houston Rockets' general manager expressing support for protestors in Hong Kong. “I am requesting a meeting with Commissioner Silver immediately to discuss the NBA’s involvement in Communist China. I was the first U.S. Senator to travel to Hong Kong since the protests began. What I saw was devastating. Men and women are risking their lives to fight for the same freedom we take advantage of in this country," Scott said in a statement to The Hill. “We must all put...
  • Rubio, Scott ask Trump to waive visa requirements for Bahamians to seek refuge in US

    09/08/2019 6:45:49 AM PDT · by Zhang Fei · 77 replies
    Fox News ^ | 9/5/19 | Louis Casiano
    Florida Sens. Marco Rubio and Rick Scott on Wednesday asked President Trump to waive visa requirements for Bahamians affected by the shattering blow of Hurricane Dorian. The Republican lawmakers sent Trump a letter outlining their reasoning, citing their state's proximity to and relationship with the Bahamas. They asked Trump to make it easier for citizens of the Bahamas to come to the United States to reside with relatives while they rebuild their lives.
  • Universal to get state money to build road to new Epic Universe park | Exclusive

    08/27/2019 11:59:52 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 6 replies
    The Orlando Sentinel ^ | August 22, 2019 | Jason Garcia
    A few days before Christmas last year, after he was elected to the U.S. Senate but before he’d left Tallahassee for Washington, former Florida Gov. Rick Scott gave a $16 million gift to Orange County. It was a grant to help pay for an extension of Kirkman Road in the county’s International Drive tourism corridor, and it had been pulled from a pot of economic development money known as the “Florida Job Growth Grant Fund.” It was the biggest grant Scott had ever awarded through the fund, which he and the Florida Legislature established in 2017 amid promises to end...
  • 10 Republicans side with a foreign country over their fellow members of Congress

    08/18/2019 11:20:09 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 61 replies
    True Blue Media ^ | 16/8/19 | Oliver Willis
    At least 10 Republican members of Congress are supporting Israel's decision to block Reps. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) and Ilhan Omar (D-MN) from entering the country after Trump specifically requested it. On Thursday, Trump tweeted that it would be a sign of "great weakness" if Israel allowed the two congresswomen, who have been outspoken critics of Trump, to enter the country. Later that day, Israel officially blocked their entrance. "Israel’s denial of entry to Congresswomen Tlaib and Omar is a sign of weakness, and beneath the dignity of the great State of Israel," Speaker Nancy Pelosi said in a statement. Most...
  • Sen. Rick Scott to AG Barr: I'm Still Waiting on Information and Accountability on FBI Failures

    08/09/2019 8:17:28 AM PDT · by Cboldt · 21 replies
    Senator Rick scott ^ | August 9, 2019 | Senator Rick Scott
    Friday, August 9, 2019 WASHINGTON, D.C. - Yesterday, Senator Rick Scott sent a letter to Attorney General William Barr urging him to seek answers from Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Director Christopher Wray. Senator Scott has been seeking information on what steps the FBI has taken to address critical deficiencies in its handling of actionable intelligence on the perpetrators of acts of mass violence in Florida, including the tragic shootings at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School and Pulse Nightclub. This letter follows an inadequate response from the FBI to Senator Scott's continued requests for this information.
  • Part Two of FDOT’s I-4 Expansion Plan Under Fire

    06/11/2019 3:22:30 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 10 replies
    The Florida Daily ^ | June 4, 2019 | Mike Synan
    The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) has a grand plan to expand I-4 well beyond the cones and lane shifts that drivers in Central Florida face today. However, those plans could be changing, in part, because of the lengthy delays of the current “I-4 Ultimate” expansion and the lack of answers being given to Congress about why it is taking so long. The I-4 Ultimate project was scheduled to be finished in 2021 with two toll lanes running in each direction down the center of the interstate from Kirkman Road south of Orlando to the Longwood rest area in Seminole...
  • UPDATE: Gibson Dunn has been retained by the National Republican Senate Committee (NRSC)...

    11/09/2018 8:55:49 AM PST · by BlackFemaleArmyColonel · 12 replies
    Twitter ^ | 9 Nov 18 | Gov Rick Scott
    Gibson Dunn has been retained by the NRSC on behalf of Rick Scott for Florida. They are a preeminent litigation powerhouse that are veterans of Bush v. Gore. Firm partners include former solicitor general Ted Olson who successfully argued Bush v. Gore.
  • (FL Senator) Rick Scott: Time to Permanently Ban Members of Congress From Lobbying

    03/04/2019 7:08:44 AM PST · by Jacquerie · 49 replies
    Sunshine State News ^ | March 4th 2019 | Kevin Derby
    U.S. Sen. Rick Scott, R-Fla., is pushing an effort to ban former members of Congress from lobbying once they are out of office. Scott announced on Friday that he is backing U.S. Sen. Mike Braun’s, R-Ind., “Banning Lobbying and Safeguarding Trust (BLAST) Act” to ensure a lifetime ban preventing former members of Congress from lobbying. “I’m proud to introduce this bill that imposes a permanent ban on members of Congress becoming lobbyists,” Scott said on Friday. “Rather than serving the public, too many in Washington spend their political careers preparing for a lucrative job at a DC lobbying firm where...
  • McConnell and the Iron Triangle vs. Trump and the Voters

    02/03/2019 8:45:30 AM PST · by Hojczyk · 11 replies
    American Greatness ^ | February 2nd, 2019 | Joseph Duggan
    The struggle between Trump and the woefully large number of pre-Trump Republicans in the Senate is not really about the true constitutional separation of powers. McConnell and crew are not standing up for the rightful power of the legislative branch as the Framers intended; they are shilling for the Iron Triangle. Freshmen senators seem to find out early how to win the good graces of the liberal media and the permanent bureaucracy. Barely four weeks into their tenure, every new GOP senator—Marsha Blackburn (Tenn.), Mike Braun (Ind.), Kevin Cramer (N.D.), Josh Hawley (Mo.), Martha McSally (Ariz.), Rick Scott (Fla.), and...
  • Irrational Dems stand in way of immigration compromise

    02/02/2019 11:05:22 AM PST · by entropy12 · 27 replies
    lowellsun.com ^ | UPDATED: 02/02/2019 06:35:32 AM EST | Sen Rick Scott
    I've been a U.S. senator for three weeks now, and I can tell you that reports of hate and incompetence in Washington are severely understated. Things are actually much worse than they appear.
  • Rick Scott wants DACA, TPS, border fixes in deal

    01/29/2019 8:15:26 AM PST · by GIdget2004 · 41 replies
    floridapolitics.com ^ | 01/28/2019 | Scott Powers
    Less than three weeks into office and for Republican U.S. Sen. Rick Scott Washington is shaping up to be as dysfunctional as he feared. So while pushing for the current Congressional immigration and border security deal to include people in DACA and temporary protected status program, plus a border barrier, Scott is not expressing high hopes. “It’s going to be hard,” Scott said Monday, shortly before meeting with a group of Hispanic political activists. It followed his first address from the floor of the U.S. Senate, which also was about Puerto Rico, and his bill amendment seeking $600 million in...
  • Rick Scott Chased the Hispanic Vote and Got It

    01/15/2019 8:51:37 AM PST · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 15, 2019 | Salena Zito
    Nine years ago Rick Scott, then a Florida businessman, sat down with a group of self-described jaded Republican strategists to discuss what it would take for him to run for governor. "You are not going to get anywhere with Hispanic voters, but we'll try," said Wes Anderson, founding partner and pollster for OnMessage Inc. (where my co-author, Brad Todd, works). "Rick Scott looked at us and just shook his head. He said, 'I reject your dismissal of Hispanic voters. We are going to pursue them, and we're gonna pursue them hard,'" explained Anderson. "He flat-out rejected that there was this...
  • Rick Scott chased the Hispanic vote and got it

    01/13/2019 3:04:22 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 17 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | January 11,2019 | Salena Zito
    Nine years ago Rick Scott, then a Florida businessman, sat down with a group of self-described jaded Republican strategists to discuss what it would take for him to run for governor. “You are not going to get anywhere with Hispanic voters, but we’ll try,” said Wes Anderson, founding partner and pollster for OnMessage Inc. (where my co-author Brad Todd works), who was explaining what voters were available to a Republican to win. “Rick Scott looked at us and just shook his head. He said, ‘I reject your dismissal of Hispanic voters. We are going to pursue them, and we're gonna...
  • New Sen. Rick Scott's standing among Florida Hispanics facing ultimate test with Trump

    01/08/2019 9:24:49 AM PST · by SMGFan · 18 replies
    Sun Sentinel ^ | January 8, 2019
    After eight years as governor of Florida and a winning campaign for the Senate, Republican Rick Scott has plenty to say about his blueprint for appealing to Hispanic voters in the nation's largest swing state. But when it comes to President Donald Trump's anti-immigrant rhetoric, his controversial push for border wall funding and his sharply panned response to Hurricane Maria, Scott prefers to change the subject. "I think I got elected to get things done. I didn't get elected because I'm going to be, you know, giving the fiery speeches and being in the news every day," he said in...
  • In Her Own Words: Brenda Snipes Admits to Reporter She Illegally Destroyed Ballots

    11/09/2018 3:35:37 PM PST · by detective · 59 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | November 9, 2018 | Jim Hoft
    On Thursday Governor Rick Scott from Florida held a press conference to discuss the ongoing ballot production operation in Palm Beach and Broward counties in Florida. Broward County, notorious for voter fraud, continues to produce ballots and votes for Democrats two days after the election.
  • Florida’s Rick Scott Won’t Join the Senate Until Jan. 8

    12/06/2018 4:12:58 AM PST · by SMGFan · 23 replies
    rollcall ^ | December 6, 2018
    GOP senator-elect holding onto governor post until Ron DeSantis takes over Florida Sen.-elect Rick Scott has opted to remain governor of the Sunshine State until Republican Ron DeSantis takes over, delaying his swearing-in for the Senate to Jan. 8. His fellow senators-elect will join the chamber on Jan. 3 at the start of the 116th Congress. “Gov. Scott will remain governor until January 8th, 2019,” John Tupps, a spokesman for Scott, told the Tampa Bay Times. “U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has agreed to hold the ceremony for Governor Scott's swearing-in as U.S. senator from Florida that afternoon.” Tupps...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Incident Reports And Photo Evidence Show Election Fraud in Broward County

    12/03/2018 11:32:42 AM PST · by Red Badger · 23 replies
    bigleaguepolitics.com ^ | Dec 2, 2018 | By Patrick Howley
    Broward County incident reports and photo evidence prove conclusively that Broward County election workers broke the law in numerous instances during the 2018 election. As Broward election supervisor Brenda Snipes fights to hold onto her pension, the conduct of poll workers is coming under scrutiny, including a poll worker at Lauderhill mall, where Snipes’ office is based. The incident reports describe poll workers telling voters how to vote, touching their ballots, handing out Democratic flyers to voters, allowing people to bring Democrat advertisements inside and to use their phones, and encouraging people to fill out blank spaces on ballots at...
  • Broward election chief Snipes rescinds resignation, will fight governor's suspension

    12/01/2018 8:22:25 PM PST · by conservative98 · 76 replies
    Fox News ^ | December 1, 2018 3 hrs ago
    Gov. Rick Scott late Friday suspended embattled Broward County Supervisor of Elections Brenda Snipes even though Snipes had already agreed to step down from her post in early January. Scott replaced Snipes with his former general counsel even though Peter Antonacci has no elections experience. Snipes responded by rescinding her previous resignation — and will now be "fighting this to the very end," her attorney said during a Saturday news conference. "We believe these actions are malicious," said Burnadette Norris-Weeks, who said that Broward County voters should be concerned about what Scott is trying to do in the Democratic stronghold...
  • Florida Gov. Rick Scott suspends Brenda Snipes from role as supervisor of elections

    12/01/2018 10:01:59 AM PST · by LoicW · 20 replies
    Fox News ^ | 11/30/18 | Elizabeth Zwirz
    Florida Gov. Rick Scott on Friday suspended Brenda Snipes from her duties as the supervisor of elections in Broward County, and chose her temporary successor following the contentious recount in the state’s governor and U.S. Senate races during the midterm elections earlier this month. Scott, who is headed to the Senate after defeating Democratic incumbent Sen. Bill Nelson, faulted Snipes for “misfeasance, incompetence and neglect of duty” in a news release announcing his decision made via executive order.