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Governor Rick Scott Refuses to Condemn Donald Trump's "Both Sides" Statement, Then Makes One of His Own

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Governor Rick Scott Refuses to Condemn Donald Trump's "Both Sides" Statement, Then Makes One of His Own   Naples, FL - On the heels of Governor Rick Scott’s refusal to condemn Donald Trump’s defense of white supremacists and Neo-Nazi’s in Charlottesville, a new report reveals Scott echoed President Trump's reprehensible comments -- stating there was “no moral authority on both sides” when discussing Charlottesville. In response, today Florida Democratic Party Spokesman Johanna Cervone issued the following statement: &n…

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Annette Taddeo Endorsed by Florida Conservation Voters in Race for Senate District 40

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Annette Taddeo Endorsed by Florida Conservation Voters in Race for Senate District 40 Non-partisan organization applauds Taddeo’s commitment to Miami-Dade’s environment   Miami, FL – Today, Annette Taddeo announced that Florida Conservation Voters has endorsed her special election campaign for State Senate District 40. FCV is a non-partisan environmental organization aimed at electing leaders who will protect Florida’s water supply and precious natural areas.   Aliki Moncrief, Executive Director of Florida Conservatio…

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FDP Statement on Rick Scott Hurting Sick Kids for Campaign Cash

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From Johanna Cervone, FDP Spokesperson: "Nearly two years since Rick Scott unlawfully purged thousands of children from a highly respected state Medicaid program, private insurance companies that donated millions to Governor Scott have continued to profit, but families are still reeling from the impacts of this callous policy change. Floridians want answers from Rick Scott and his self-serving administration: why did it take nearly two years to notify parents whose children were unfairly kicked off their healthcare that they could re-enroll with their former pl…

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Rick Baker Won't Repudiate Donald Trump's Defense of Neo-Nazis

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Rick Baker Won't Repudiate Donald Trump's Defense of Neo-Nazis After Mayor Rick Kriseman offered a forceful condemnation of Donald Trump for coming to the defense of white supremacists, Mayor Rick Baker doubled down and refused to denounce Donald Trump.   St. Petersburg, FL - Yesterday, Mayor Rick Kriseman offered a forceful condemnation of Donald Trump's stunning defense of white supremacists and Neo-Nazis.    In his statement, Mayor Kriseman criticized his Republican opponent, Rick Baker, for failing to rebuke Donald Trump's defense of white suprema…

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Days Later, Jose Felix Diaz's Silence is Deafening

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Days Later, Jose Felix Diaz's Silence is Deafening   Days have passed since the attacks on Charlottesville, and the series of sickening remarks made by Donald Trump blaming "both sides" for the acts of terror in Virginia and Trump's claims that many "fine people" were among the white supremacists inciting violence. Jose Felix Diaz has yet to join the chorus of voices across the state condemning the President's ​defense of white supremacists.    "For days, Jose Felix Diaz has kept silent about Donald Trump's support a…

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Annette Taddeo's Statement on False and Offensive Radio Attacks

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Annette Taddeo's Statement on False and Offensive Radio Attacks   Today, state senate candidate Annette Taddeo issued the following statement in response to Jose Felix Diaz and his Republican allies' false and outrageous attack on Spanish radio:   "How dare my opponent, lobbyist Jose Felix Diaz use our communities painful history for political gain? My father was kidnapped by the FARC and my family had to flee Colombia because of our safety."   "Lobbyists Diaz would rather stoop so low than talk about his voting record because he has voted with&…

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Instead of Condemning Trump's Remarks, Scott Flies to New Jersey to Do Lunch with Him

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Instead of Condemning Trump's Remarks, Governor Scott Flies to New Jersey to Do Lunch with Him After Governor Scott refused to condemn Donald Trump's defense of white supremacists, Politico broke news that Governor Scott was flying to New Jersey for a lunch with Donald Trump.   In response, Florida Democratic Party Communications Director Johanna Cervone issued the following statement:   "Twenty-four hours after Governor Rick Scott and his entire cabinet refused to condemn President Trump’s defense of white supremacists and Neo-Nazis in …

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ICYMI: Governor Scott's Lunch Date with Trump

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Yesterday, Governor Scott refused to answer reporters' questions as to why the President would say there were some "fine people" in a crowd of Charlottesville protesters made up of neo-nazi's and white supremacists. Instead of condemning the President's statements, he told reporters: "You can ask President Trump what he said."   Today, he is lunching with the President -- so he will have the opportunity to ask the President himself. But will he?   Scott, Bondi condemn white supremacists, but not Trump's ‘fine people’ comme…

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Florida Republicans Stand Up For Trump; Echo Trump’s...

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Florida Republicans Stand Up For Trump; Echo Trump’s White Supremacist Talking Points As the world condemns President Donald Trump’s endorsement of white supremacists, Florida Republicans shockingly defend Trump’s wink and nod to terrorist hate groups. Career politician Adam Putnam, who has been working overtime to pander to Trump supporters in an effort to erase his flip-flops on comprehensive immigration reform, his support bailing out Wall Street, and his lack of leadership in fighting for Florida, chose to echo Trump’s widely mocked conflation of Confede…

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Jack Latvala Has Some Strong Opinions

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Jack Latvala Has Some Strong Opinions State Senator Jack Latvala has some strong opinions about his GOP colleagues – and most of them are entirely true Clearwater, FL - Today, State Senator Jack Latvala launched his official campaign visiting Clearwater, Hialeah, and Panama City.   Senator Latvala has made some very controversial comments--especially when it comes to other members of the GOP who are eyeing the governorship or currently occupy the office.For now, most of his ire seems to have been directed at Sp…

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