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  • Final Florida governor’s debate

    10/22/2014 9:26:33 AM PDT · by entropy12 · 20 replies
    HERALD/TIMES TALLAHASSEE ^ | STEVE BOUSQUET AND MARY ELLEN KLAS
    JACKSONVILLE In a fast-paced final debate Tuesday, Republican Gov. Rick Scott and Democrat Charlie Crist displayed their mutual contempt to a national TV audience in the home stretch of the costliest and meanest campaign in the country. Read more here: http://www.miamiherald.com/news/politics-government/article3213936.html#storylink=cpy
  • Last Florida Governor Debate: 7 Things To Watch

    10/21/2014 7:32:13 AM PDT · by e-gadfly · 17 replies
    CNN ^ | 2014-10-21 | Ashley Killough
    Florida Gov. Rick Scott and former Gov. Charlie Crist face off for the third and final time Tuesday night in a debate hosted by CNN and Jacksonville affiliate WJXT. The showdown comes just two weeks before Election Day and marks a final point in what's become the most expensive 2014 midterm race in the country, more than any House or Senate campaign.... 1. Elephant in the room: While Crist appeared to break the rules in last week's debate by having a fan underneath his podium, Scott might have fared worse in the optics of the scuffle. 2. Will Scott try...
  • Rick Scott ad links Charlie Crist, Barack Obama

    10/20/2014 11:23:31 AM PDT · by Din Maker · 14 replies
    Politico ^ | October 20, 2014 | James Hohmann
    Florida Gov. Rick Scott is launching a new ad Monday that ties Republican-turned-Democrat Charlie Crist with Barack Obama, including a photo of their infamous 2009 embrace. The Republican becomes the first gubernatorial candidate to deploy the clip of the president saying, “I’m not on the ballot this fall, but make no mistake: these policies are on the ballot. Every single one of them.” “Charlie Crist backed Obama from the start,” a narrator says in the 30-second spot, shared first with POLITICO. “If you liked the last six years of Barack Obama, you’ll love the next four years of Charlie Crist.”...
  • Florida unemployment falls to new multi-year low of 6.1 percent [99% of media ignores]

    10/18/2014 12:31:46 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 4 replies
    Tampa Bay Times ^ | 10/17/14 | Jeff Harrington
    After being stuck in the same range all year, Florida's unemployment rate finally broke through in September to fall to a fresh, multiyear, post-recession low. At 6.1 percent, Florida's jobless rate is now at its lowest point since June 2008.... Florida added 13,400 jobs over the month with trade, transportation and utilities, a broad category that includes retail jobs, leading the way.... In a news release, Gov. Rick Scott emphasized the addition of 12,800 private-sector jobs last month... "Together since December 2010, Florida job creators have created 651,300 private-sector jobs," Scott said in a statement. "Our policies are working in...
  • Debate organizers say Crist broke the rules by insisting on fan

    10/16/2014 11:20:13 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 37 replies
    Tampa Bay Times ^ | 10/16/2014 | Steve Bousquet
    The organizers of Wednesday's statewide TV debate between Gov. Rick Scott and Charlie Crist released a statement Thursday saying that Crist's insistence on having a portable electric fan was a violation of debate rules. Crist adviser Dan Gelber hotly disputes the organizers' accounts and said FPA president Dean Ridings accepted a document with a handwritten notation that included the words "with understanding that debate hosts will address any temperature issues with a fan if necessary." The statement from Leadership Florida reads in part: "Both campaigns received a letter in advance from the debate organizers (FPA and LF) stating the format,...
  • Crist vs. Scott debate, backstory and Scott update [title amended for length]

    10/16/2014 5:33:24 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 9 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 10/16/2014 | Aaron Blake
    Update 8:17 a.m.: Scott's campaign now says he didn't refuse to take the stage and that it was a mix-up -- though it acknowledges that the fan was at issue in the moments before the debate. From Scott campaign manager Melissa Sellers: "So, let's get one thing clear: Rick Scott never refused to take the stage and debate. In fact, our campaign was not notified Charlie had even taken the stage because the last we heard, Crist was in an 'emergency meeting' with debate organizers pleading for his precious fan. "But Charlie Crist can bring his fan, microwave, and toaster...
  • Charlie Crist Violates Debate Rules, Forces Debate Delay

    10/15/2014 6:25:22 PM PDT · by South40 · 80 replies
    Townhall ^ | Oct 15, 2014 | Kevin Glass
    In violation of debate rules agreed to by both political campaigns, the ideologically-fluid Charlie Crist had his podium modified with a foreign object in order to keep him more comfortable at the beginning of the Florida gubernatorial debate, causing a delay until both sides could come to a resolution. The Scott campaign eventually acquiesced to Crist's "request" that the debate rules be changed in order for Crist's comfort. The Crist campaign, for their part, maintains that they always requested a modification to the rules - but it's a modification clearly unseen and not agreed to by the Scott campaign.
  • Rick Scott invites Obama to campaign in Florida for Charlie Crist

    10/14/2014 6:58:48 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 20 replies
    Florida's race for governor may be heading deeply into the if you vote for Charlie Crist you are voting for President Obama territory. With the President deep into the barrel of public disaprroval, turning him into a surrogate candidate has been a popular ploy in House and Senate races around the country.
  • Facebook group to spend $1M for Shaheen

    10/10/2014 6:22:40 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 19 replies
    The Hill ^ | Mario Trujillo
    An affiliate of Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s political advocacy group is putting nearly $1 million into New Hampshire to back Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D) in her reelection bid. The Council for American Job Growth is launching a 10-day television spot touting Shaheen’s support on veterans issue. The group has ties to FWD.us, which Zuckerberg founded to advocate for immigration reform and other issues important to the tech industry.
  • 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.
  • Lawsuit: Gov. Rick Scott Shields More Than $200 million In Assets

    10/09/2014 6:08:26 AM PDT · by Iron Munro · 29 replies
    Tampa BayTimes ^ | October 8, 2014 | Mary Ellen Klas
    TALLAHASSEE — Gov. Rick Scott has failed to report more than $200 million in assets on his state financial disclosure form in violation of the Florida Constitution, Democratic attorney general candidate George Sheldon alleged in a lawsuit filed Wednesday. Sheldon, a former deputy attorney general under Bob Butterworth, is running against Republican Pam Bondi. His lawsuit, filed in Leon County just weeks before Election Day, accuses the governor of relying on a "web of complex financial arrangements" to shift investments and hide his "financial interests from public view." Sheldon is asking a judge to order Scott, Florida's wealthiest governor, to...
  • Rick Scott wedding dress ad clad in controversy [Liberals Upset @ College Republicans!]

    10/05/2014 6:45:33 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 25 replies
    tbo.com ^ | 10/2/14
    Of the many things that could be compared to candidates for governor, a wedding dress has to rank pretty low on the list. But the College Republican National Committee did just that with its series of “Say Yes to the Candidate” ads, spoofs on the “Say Yes to the Dress” reality show that airs on TLC. First up was an ad comparing the “Rick Scott,” a modern dress favored by the bride, to the “Charlie Crist,” an “outdated” model favored by the bride’s mother.
  • newest florida chamber poll...voters continue to support governor scott’s reelection

    10/01/2014 8:29:54 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 20 replies
    flchamber.com ^ | 9/30/14
    According to the latest Florida Chamber Political Institute (FCPI) poll released today at the Future of Florida Forum in Orlando, likely voters continue to have a more positive view of the future and favor Governor Rick Scott in the state’s top leadership race. Jobs and the economy (29 percent) continue to be the number one issue among voters, followed by education (19 percent) and healthcare (6 percent). “Florida voters are smart. They continue recognizing Governor Scott is doing what he said he would do,” said Marian Johnson, Senior Vice President of the Florida Chamber Political Institute. “More than 640,000 private-sector...
  • 7th Circ. Lifts Injunction On Scott Walker Probe

    09/25/2014 7:22:21 AM PDT · by FlipWilson · 17 replies
    Law360, Los Angeles (September 24, 2014, 8:44 PM ET) -- The Seventh Circuit ruled Wednesday that it is up to Wisconsin state courts to decide whether an investigation into potential campaign finance violations involving Gov. Scott Walker and a host of conservative groups should proceed, overturning a lower court injunction that halted the probe on First Amendment grounds. A three-judge panel called the injunction issued in May by U.S. District Judge Rudolph T. Randa an "abuse of discretion," saying that "this case does not present a situation in which state proceedings may be displaced." The panel directed the lower court...
  • Cosmopolitan Ditches ‘Sexiest Man’ Scott Brown in Senate Race

    09/24/2014 7:38:27 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 3 replies
    Cosmopolitan is “picking brains over brawn” in the 2014 Senate race in New Hampshire: the magazine is endorsing not Scott Brown, its 1982 “Sexiest Man in America,” but his competitor, Democrat Jeanne Shaheen, the magazine said Tuesday. “While we wish we could support the man who once posed nude in our pages, his policy positions just aren’t as solid as his abs were in the ’80s,” Cosmo said of the Republican candidate, a onetime Senator from Massachusetts who has decamped to the Granite State.
  • Poll: Florida governor race a toss-up

    09/24/2014 8:11:45 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 32 replies
    Politico ^ | 09/24/2014 | By STEVEN SHEPARD
    The Florida governor’s race — on pace to be 2014’s most expensive, grueling campaign — is a dead heat with six weeks until Election Day, according to a new poll out Wednesday. Florida GOP Gov. Rick Scott and Democrat Charlie Crist are neck-and-neck in the new Quinnipiac University poll. Scott is at 44 percent among likely voters, the survey shows, compared with 42 percent for Crist and 8 percent for Libertarian Adrian Wyllie. Scott has a slight edge over Crist among independents, 44 percent to 37 percent. And the gender gap tilts in his favor: He leads Crist by 8...
  • Scott widens lead in gov's race in latest exclusive WFLA TV poll

    09/17/2014 8:05:16 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 21 replies
    WFLA-TV ^ | 9/16/14 | Lauren Mayk
    Play With Closed Captions Gov. Rick Scott widened his lead in the gubernatorial race, taking a 5-point lead over Charlie Crist, according to the latest News Channel 8 poll. Scott pulled 44 percent compared with 39 percent for Crist in the poll. Scott actually dropped a point from the 45-44 tally last week, but fared better as Crist lost support and dropped below 40 percent for the first time since the poll started this spring. Libertarian candidate Adrian Wyllie more than doubled his share, taking 7 percent in the survey. Nine percent were undecided. Crist's lead has slipped in Southeast...
  • Granite State Debate, U.S. Senate: A ban on assault weapons

    09/04/2014 6:35:49 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 13 replies
    The Republican candidates for U.S. Senate in New Hampshire discuss whether a ban on assault weapons should exist.
  • Times poll: Rick Scott leads Charlie Crist, 41-36

    09/04/2014 7:01:55 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 16 replies
    Tampa Bay Times ^ | 9/4/14 | Adam C Smith
    Republican Gov. Rick Scott has opened up a 5-point lead over Democratic rival Charlie Crist as a new Tampa Bay Times/Bay News 9/UF Bob Graham Center poll finds Florida voters mostly optimistic about the state's economic direction but decidedly sour on their gubernatorial choices.....
  • Charlie Crist cruises in Democratic primary win, but race against Rick Scott is tough toss-up

    08/27/2014 3:41:28 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 20 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | 8/26/14 | Marc Caputo
    In the Democratic primary, there was never any doubt Charlie Crist was going to beat former state senator Nan Rich. The next campaign against Gov. Rick Scott will be a tight race.
  • Charlie Crist: Rick Scott 'raised property taxes' [Even Politifact says "Mostly False!]

    08/11/2014 4:54:04 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 16 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | 8/9/14 | Joshua Gillin
    PolitiFact Florida checked into Charlie Crist’s statement and found that tax revenue has increased because of rising property values.
  • Scott Brown Attacks Jeanne Shaheen For Positions Kelly Ayotte Also Holds

    07/23/2014 2:14:47 AM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 2 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | Kasey Varner
    Despite presenting a cozy public image, Republicans Scott Brown and Sen. Kelly Ayotte (R-N.H.) are once again at odds over key issues, as Brown campaigns to unseat Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.). Ayotte, who officiated at the wedding of Brown's daughter on Sunday, got to know Brown when he served as a Massachusetts senator before losing his seat to Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.). He has since relocated to New Hampshire to challenge Shaheen. Ayotte endorsed Brown, but by attacking Shaheen's positions on immigration and veterans' affairs he is effectively disparaging Ayotte's record as well.
  • Kobach strikes back

    Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach has fired back at his critics. Kobach announced that his Republican primary opponent, Scott Morgan of Lawrence, had one last day to switch party affiliations from Republican to Democrat before the Aug. 5 primary election, according to a news release.
  • Scott Brown LOLs about Thad Cochran’s tactics: "I don’t really care about what happened..."

    06/30/2014 3:07:29 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 30 replies
    In Last Tuesday’s win over Chris McDaniel, Senator Thad Cochran engaged in all manner of political chicanery and racial subterfuge. In a scheme concocted Haley Barbour, the Cochran campaign accused Chris McDaniel and the Tea Party of plotting to disenfranchise African-Americans. When asked to comment about Team Cochran’s unethical and borderline illegal tactics– NH GOP Senate candidate Scott Brown giggled demonically….
  • Brown stands by his Mass vote creating clinic ‘buffer zones’

    06/29/2014 2:17:44 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 15 replies
    NH Journal ^ | John DiStaso
    Former Sen. Scott Brown, who voted for the Massachusetts law creating “buffer zones” around clinics where abortions are performed, says he does not regret his vote in the aftermath of a U.S. Supreme Court decision striking down the law. The Massachusetts law kept protesters at least 35 feet clinic entrances. The high court unanimously struck down the law Thursday as a violation of First Amendment freedom of speech rights.
  • Scott Brown on Cochran's Mississippi tactics: "I don't care."

    06/28/2014 6:02:09 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 12 replies
    Caller: "Mr Brown, I'm very interested to get your thoughts on Eric Cantor's defeat. Your reply to Howie Carr's question on what happened in Mississippi. Here is my translation of what you just said: "I am very happy that the corrupt Republican leadership defeated the person who was voted in; who won the Republican votes." Scott Brown blames Cantor's loss on running for Speaker. Then he talks Cochran. Brown:"And we need to unify regardless of who's in charge right now, who's been elected and who's nominated. It's down south. It's a different state. I don't care. I'm focusing on right...
  • Ayotte & Brown: Putting New Hampshire First

    06/20/2014 2:29:25 AM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 3 replies
    Youtube ^ | Scott Brown
    He's a patriot who cares deeply about this country. He has devoted his life to public service. (SNIP) Scott understands and he has stood against Obamacare. He has stood against Obamacare, which is hurting New Hampshire right now. It’s hurting New Hampshire families. Obamacare is hurting New Hampshire businesses. And he will vote to repeal and replace Obamacare.
  • Charlie Crist blows 12-point lead over Florida Gov. Rick Scott: Poll

    06/14/2014 7:49:40 AM PDT · by freedom1st · 109 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 6/10/14 | T. BECKET ADAMS
    Noted party-jumper Charlie Crist has blown a 12-point lead over Florida's incumbent Republican Gov. Rick Scott, narrowing the state's gubernatorial race to a dead heat, according to the Democratic-leaning survey firm Public Policy Polling.
  • Florida Gov. Scott signs late term abortion bill

    06/13/2014 1:56:06 PM PDT · by PoloSec · 16 replies
    Town Hall ^ | June 13 2014 | Town Hall
    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Abortions will be illegal in Florida if a doctor determines that the fetus could survive outside the womb. Gov. Rick Scott signed a bill Friday that redefines that state's current third trimester abortion ban. Current law prohibits abortions after 24 weeks of pregnancy unless the mother's life is at risk. The new law will require woman to have a doctor determine whether a fetus is viable before having an abortion. The law takes effect July 1. It keeps an exception if a mother's life is at risk or to prevent irreversible physical impairment of a mother's...
  • Will Eric Cantor's Loss be Scott Brown's Gain?

    Scott Brown's campaign manager has fired off a memo "to interested parties" on what Eric Cantor's primary loss in Virginia means for the U.S. Senate race in New Hampshire. Colin Reed says the Cantor upset by a Tea Party surging candidate "contains worrisome lessons for Senator Jeanne Shaheen." Here are Reed's five points, verbatim, from his memo: 1. Supporting President Obama's Immigration Policies Is A Liability There is a crisis building on the southern border right now, with large numbers of young people seeking to enter the country illegally, encouraged by the pro-amnesty policies of President Obama and Senator Shaheen....
  • Nethercutt: Cantor loss is warning to GOP leaders

    Former Rep. George Nethercutt, who pulled off his own dramatic unlikely Congressional victory 20 years ago unseating Speaker of the House Tom Foley, of Spokane, said Tuesday he could see parallels between his experience and that of David Brat. “It’s a message, as I look at it, to all members of the House: You’ve got to pay attention to what people at home are saying,” Nethercutt said. (SNIP) McMorris Rodgers has three opponents in the August primary: Republican Tom Horne, Democrat Joe Pakootas and Independent Dave Wilson. The two candidates with the most votes will face-off in November.
  • South Carolina Senator Tim Scott Outperformed RINO Lindsey Graham by 90,000 Votes

    You might see punditry begin to obfuscate the Lindsey Graham win against the backdrop of the Eric Cantor loss. Their collective goal will be to diminish the visibility of conservative strength and grassroots power (because we all know Graham to be a top shelf Decepticon) and cast aspersions toward us by saying the establishment holds in South Carolina. So, how much support does Graham actually carry? Let me just point out something factual for you to consider. Both Lindsey Graham and Tim Scott were on the same South Carolina GOP primary Ballot.
  • Governor Scott to Sue U.S. Veterans Affairs Over Obstruction

    05/28/2014 9:03:20 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 8 replies
    Governor Rick Scott ^ | 5-28-14 | Staff for Rick Scott
    Today, Governor Rick Scott announced plans to file a lawsuit establishing the state’s Agency for Health Care Administration’s (AHCA) authority to inspect federal VA hospitals in Florida, and to stop the federal veterans affairs agency from obstructing state actions. Governor Scott said, “As the chief health policy and planning entity for the state that licenses, inspects, and investigates consumer complaints, AHCA should be allowed access to federal VA hospitals to inspect their processes and their facilities. On seven separate occasions at six federal VA hospitals, however, state inspectors have been blocked by federal officials from carrying out their mission of...
  • Scott Walker endorses Doug Ducey in Arizona governor’s race

    05/18/2014 2:19:24 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 6 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | Sean Sullivan
    Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) is wading into the crowded Arizona governor's race by throwing his support behind state treasurer Doug Ducey (R) Wednesday morning. "Doug Ducey demonstrates the kind of conservative, common-sense leadership that our party needs in Arizona," Walker said in a statement shared with Post Politics by Ducey's campaign. "He’s not afraid of taking on tough challenges, and that’s why I know he’d be a great Governor."
  • Coos County Republican Committee refuses Scott Brown PAC Donation

    05/17/2014 6:00:50 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 4 replies
    Granite Grok ^ | Steve MacDonald
    At the monthly meeting held on 15 May 2014, the Coos County Republican Committee became the first committee in the state to refuse to accept a donation by the Scott Brown PAC. Mr Brown, who is running for the US Senate in the primary against 3 other contenders, has donated a large sum of money through his PAC to each county committee. In the course of the meeting on Thursday, every member of the committee present was given the opportunity to discuss their views on the matter, after which a vote was taken. Chairman Eric Catman stated ” While we...
  • Harrison Ford 'is being asked to reprise his role as Rick Deckard' in sequel (Blade Runner)

    05/16/2014 5:48:43 AM PDT · by C19fan · 83 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | May 15, 2014 | Heidi Parker
    Harrison Ford may be reprising yet another beloved film character he made famous decades ago. In late April it was confirmed the 71-year-old actor would pick up a Lightsaber once more to play Han Solo in the JJ Abrams-directed reworking of Star Wars. Then on Thursday Deadline reported Ford was being asked to step back into his role as Rick Deckard in the sequel to his 1982 science fiction thriller Blade Runner.
  • BLOOMBERG WRITER: BLACK REPUBLICANS ARE A 'LOWER' GROUP

    05/10/2014 9:40:17 AM PDT · by Resettozero · 40 replies
    http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Journalism/ ^ | 10 May 2014, 7:27 AM PDT | W.T.Huston
    Bloomberg writer Francis Wilkinson recently wrote a piece claiming that Republican Senator Tim Scott of South Carolina--an African American--only became a senator because Republicans "lowered the bar" for his appointment. He also claimed that Scott’s candidacy serves as a "shield" for racist Tea Party members to hide behind. In an article that is more invective than analysis, Wilkinson essentially called Senator Scott a do-nothing senator. He said Scott acted like a "shield" for racist, Confederate flag-waving Tea Party members who need someone to replace Herman Cain as the favorite candidate behind whom they can hide their racism. Wilkinson made these...
  • Mark Levin accurately describes Kelly Ayotte as a “dimwit”

    05/03/2014 5:30:19 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 14 replies
    Mark Levin on recent comments by Bob Goodlatte, Kelly Ayotte and Cathy McMorris-Rodgers signaling GOP leadership intends to push forward on amnesty… "What is it with these idiots!?" The much-maligned “status quo” is immeasurably preferable to granting eventual voting rights to 40 million of the least-educated, most anti-gun, most pro-big government parasites that Mexico has to offer.
  • Sen. Tim Scott: NAACP Leader Engaging in 'Philosophical Bigotry'

    01/24/2014 10:23:27 AM PST · by SoConPubbie · 10 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Tony Lee
    Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC) said Tuesday that he was a victim of "philosophical bigotry" after an NAACP leader referred to him as a ventriloquist's dummy. Appearing on Fox News's The Kelly File, Scott said that NAACP leader William Barber was engaging in a form of “philosophical bigotry” because he knows that the group's "baseless rhetoric" about "the same old things that have not worked so far" is becoming ineffective. Scott also emphasized, “We’ve had a 50-year war led by the government on poverty, and it hasn’t taken people out.” He said that "we should be preaching the fact" that "free market capitalism produces greater...
  • Hannity: I Talked With My Wife – “We Are Going to Leave” New York State (Video)

    01/21/2014 8:11:34 PM PST · by servo1969 · 61 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 1-21-2014 | Jim Hoft
    Sean Hannity tells his audience he is leaving New York state after Cuomo’s comments. Sean said he discussed it with his wife and they are moving to Texas or Florida. “Look, I have contractual obligations, I can’t leave here. My kids are in school. And there are about over 100 people who that rely on me. People who have kids and mortgages and homes. I can’t selfishly pack up and leave. But my wife and I discussed last night Dana that we are going to leave. I wouldn’t pay a 10% state tax in Florida or Texas. I would save...
  • WI Gov Scott Walker Defies Feds, Keeps Parks Open

    10/03/2013 6:34:53 PM PDT · by Nachum · 29 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10/30/13 | Dan Riehl
    Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker's administration defied the federal government by refusing to close popular state properties at the behest of the National Park Service. The park service ordered state officials to close the northern unit of the Kettle Moraine, Devil's Lake, and Interstate state parks and the state-owned portion of the Horicon Marsh, but state authorities rebuffed the request because the lion's share of the funding came from state, not federal coffers. Instead, the state's Department of Natural Resources "issued a statement saying all state parks, trails and other recreational properties were open and not affected by the federal government's...
  • Gov. Rick Scott makes changes to Common Core plan

    09/23/2013 10:58:30 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 20 replies
    cfNews13 ^ | 9/23/2013 | cfNews13
    TALLAHASSEE -- Florida Gov. Rick Scott says the state will pull out of a national test for school children to see if they are reaching standards in certain subjects. Scott on Monday called for Education Commissioner Pam Stewart and other state officials to take steps related to the ongoing controversy surrounding the new Common Core State Standards. Those include holding public hearings and possibly altering the standards.
  • Gov. Rick Scott considering executive action to address Common Core controversy

    09/18/2013 5:12:45 PM PDT · by Kaosinla · 33 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | 09.18.13 | Kathleen McGrory, Steve Bousquet and Alex Leary
    Once a clear Common Core supporter, Scott is in a political bind. Tea party groups, which make up an important part of his base, want Florida to jettison the new standards and tests. But schools across the state are already teaching Common Core, and Republican leaders in the House and Senate are standing behind the benchmarks. The Common Core standards outline what is expected of students at each grade level but do not include suggestions for books or how teachers should plan their lessons. The benchmarks, created by the National Governors Association and Council of Chief State School Officers, have...
  • Rick Scott is no longer a long shot for re-election

    09/08/2013 8:00:33 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 9 replies
    The Orlando Sentinel ^ | 9-8-13 | Aaron Deslatte, Tallahassee Bureau Chief
    TALLAHASSEE — When Rick Scott won a bruising battle for Florida's governorship three years ago, he inherited an economy in disarray. He ostracized allies with his stubborn streak, emboldened foes through his slash-and-burn budgeting and was dubbed by pollsters "America's least popular governor." It's still a political eternity until the Republican former health-care CEO stands before voters again. But the crosswinds have shifted in ways that make his re-election in 2014 much less of a long shot than Tallahassee prognosticators once expected. With former Gov. Charlie Crist planning to jump into the governor's race this fall, national liberal groups and...
  • Sen. Tim Scott wasn’t invited to event commemorating MLK march on Washington

    08/28/2013 4:49:14 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 17 replies
    washingtonexaminer.com ^ | Aug 28 2013 | By JOEL GEHRKE
    Sen. Tim Scott, R.-S.C., the only African American serving in the United States Senate, wasn't invited to the event commemorating the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King's march on Washington, though a host of Democratic luminaries spoke on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial. “Senator Scott was not invited to speak at the event,” Greg Blair, a spokesman for the South Carolina lawmaker, said in a statement to the Washington Examiner. “
  • Nation’s only black Senator not invited to speak at March on Washington

    08/28/2013 4:25:00 PM PDT · by bimboeruption · 27 replies
    Red Alert Politics ^ | 8-28-2013 | Francesca Chambers
    Noticeably absent from the speaker line-up at the Let Freedom Ring event commemorating the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington today: the nation’s only black Senator, Tim Scott. Scott, a Republican Representative appointed by S.C. Governor Nikki Haley earlier this year to fill former Sen. Jim DeMint’s seat in the U.S. Senate after he retired, was not invited to participate in the historic event, a spokesperson for the Senator confirmed to Red Alert Politics in an email. African-American leaders who did receive an invitation to speak at included Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.) – who participated in the original March...
  • Scott Brown will not run for Mass. governor [Cashes out?]

    08/22/2013 6:40:49 AM PDT · by St_Thomas_Aquinas · 45 replies
    BOSTON – Former Massachusetts Sen. Scott Brown said Wednesday night he won't be a candidate for Massachusetts governor next year. The former Republican senator and state lawmaker spoke on WBZ-AM's "NightSide With Dan Rea" radio program. "I have decided, with my wife's blessing, that I will not be running for governor of Massachusetts in 2014," Brown said.
  • FL Sheriff to Local NAACP President: I Cannot Support Your Agenda

    07/30/2013 6:24:57 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 25 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 7-30-2013 | AWR Hawkins
    Lee County, Florida Sheriff Mike Scott sent a letter to Lee County Branch NAACP president James Muwakkil explaining his disdain for the way he believes the NAACP ignores "epidemic" black-on-black violence in certain parts of Florida while allegedly trying to recast the Trayvon Martin shooting as white vs. black violence to score political points. Sheriff Scott was invited to the NAACP's "Freedom Fund Awards Banquet" and was even asked to sponsor the event financially, but as he made clear in his July 16 letter, "[he] will not be doing either." Regarding the lack of NAACP response to black-on-black violence, Scott...
  • Bob Scott leaves Mayors Against Illegal Guns ( Sioux City, Iowa )

    07/26/2013 12:03:57 PM PDT · by george76 · 5 replies
    Sioux City Journal ^ | July 25, 2013
    Sioux City Mayor Bob Scott is among a growing number of city leaders across the nation pulling out of a group call Mayors Against Illegal Guns. The group, spearheaded by New York City Michael Bloomberg and Boston Mayor Thomas Menino, has been an active advocate for gun control measures. Scott, who joined the group after taking office last year, said he unsubscribed because their political views have exceeded his. ... “They’re not just against illegal guns, they’re against all guns.” Both Buzzfeed and the New York Post have reported that Mayors Against Illegal Guns has lost nearly 50 members since...
  • Zimmerman Protesters Take Over FL Gov's Office

    07/16/2013 11:17:48 AM PDT · by Nachum · 95 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 7/16/13 | Lee Stranahan,
    From Lee Stranahan, Breitbart News: A coalition put together by Dream Defenders took over Florida Gov. Rick Scott's office in Tallahassee on Tuesday to demand a special legislative session that they say will address "the issues at the center of the Trayvon Martin tragedy." The coalition contends that "stand your ground vigilantism, racial profiling and a war on youth that paints us as criminals and funnels us out of schools and funnels us out of schools and into prison" is part of the culture that lead to the tragedy. Governor Scott was out of the office and not expected to...