Rick Scott’s Top Reelection Priority Torpedoed by Campaign Chairman

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Saying that he was just “doing my job” as a legislator, Rick Scott Campaign Chairman Senator John Thrasher today single-handedly blocked a measure to give some Dreamers access to in-state tuition. For three years, Rick Scott’s policies have completely alienated Hispanics, and he’s been using the issue to pander to this community.  But action? Rick Scott has not gone that far. In fact, he only called Senate President Don Gaetz for the first time two days ago to discuss this bill. Scott has claimed in-state tuition is a priority for weeks…

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GOP Once Again Crushes Hopes of Florida Dreamers

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Today, Hispanic Floridians saw Tallahassee Republicans fight among themselves over whether young Florida Dreamers should be allowed to pay in-state tuition at public colleges and universities. Florida Senate Appropriations Chairman John Thrasher this afternoon ruled out of order the final attempts to pass in-state college tuition for Dreamers.  “The Republican Party has once again shown its mean-spirited, anti-Hispanic agenda,” said Florida Democratic Party Political Director Christian Ulvert. “Even after they weakened this bill several times, Florida Republican…

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Statement From FDP Chair Allison Tant on Florida’s CD-13

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“I want to thank Alex for her long record of public service to the people of Florida. She ran an incredibly strong campaign earlier this year and Florida Democrats thank her for leading the fight in Florida’s 13th Congressional District. Democrats will hold Congressman Jolly accountable for the broken brand of politics that puts wealthy special interests ahead of Pinellas’ middle class.”

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