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Rick Scott Demonstrates Hypocrisy as He Raises Money From Lobbyist He Bashed as Insider

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"Scott's bashing of insiders doesn't mean he won't take their money. And there's nothing new with that, especially for Scott." – Politico Florida Rick Scott is bashing insiders and saying he will shake up Washington, but tonight he is joining some of the biggest insiders including Mitch McConnell in Washington for a fundraiser. Scott’s also raising money with Haley Barbour -- who called Scott a liar and funded ads pointing out Scott’s record of Medicare fraud. Scott, in turn, called Barbour an insider. As Rick Scott prepares to fundraise with ultimate insiders in Wa…

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ICYMI: Tampa Bay Times: Adam Putnam's Family Citrus Business Violated Federal Labor Laws

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Today, the Tampa Bay Times revealed that Adam Putnam's family citrus business — which he has made millions off of — did not pay their fruit pickers minimum wage. Most shockingly, the report showed that Putnam Groves only paid a full-time worker with a mental disability for "one or two hours a day." The revelation is especially damning because around the same time that Putnam was profiting off of underpaying workers, he voted against raising the minimum wage in Congress: July 2006: Putnam Supported Killing Attempt to Increase Minimum Wage via Internet Gaming Bill Debate …

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Make DeSantis Wait Again: With Trump in Florida, DeSantis Does Everything He Can to Get the President's Attention

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17 Days After DeSantis Said Trump Would Campaign for Him, He Still Hasn’t Shown Up Donald Trump is back in Florida for the week and hobnobbing with the likes of everyone from Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to Marco Rubio to Carlos Curbelo. Yet the President’s biggest supporter is being left out: Ron DeSantis. On April 2 — seventeen days ago — DeSantis told the Polo Republican Club that “I think the president’s going to come down for me very soon. Which will be very good.” Yet instead of actually campaigning for DeSantis, Trump has made h…

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Florida Democrats Chair Terrie Rizzo on Wednesday's Democratic Gubernatorial Debate

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Today, Florida Democratic Party Chair Terrie Rizzo issued the following statement on today's gubernatorial debate: "Today, we heard four outstanding candidates lay out their bold, progressive visions for Florida’s future. While Republicans pledge allegiance to Donald Trump, our candidates are talking about their plans to create good-paying jobs, expand access to health care, defend public education, and end gun violence in our state." "Over the past twenty years, Florida Republicans have built an economy where nearly half of Florida families can't make ends meet and 36 counti…

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Duck, Duck, DeSantis: Why Won’t Adam Putnam and Ron DeSantis Debate?

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Instead of Debating, DeSantis and Putnam Choose Fox News Appearances and an Endless Number of BBQs Today, the Democratic gubernatorial candidates will come together for Florida’s first debate of 2018. The Democratic candidates willingness to have a real discussion about the issues stands in stark contrast to the GOP field. Ron DeSantis and Adam Putnam haven’t even scheduled a time to debate — and only have one non-televised “forum” on the books. Instead of having a substantive debate about the issues, both candidates have stuck to their respectiv…

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Live Video: Florida Democratic Gubernatorial Candidates Debate

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On Wednesday, the four Democratic Gubernatorial Candidates will participate in a debate with WTVT Fox 13 News Tampa Bay. The debate will be streamed live on the Fox 13 News website, Twitter and Facebook for Democrats across Florida to watch. Happening now: the Florida Gubernatorial candidates are debating about the issues facing Florida. #FlaDemDebate https://t.co/rqZGsH5Seh — Florida Democrats (@FlaDems) April 18, 2018 WHO: Andrew Gillum, Gwen Graham, Chris King, and Phillip Levine WHEN: Wednesday, April 18, 3:00 PM (EST) WHERE: Watch live stream on Fox News 13, Twi…

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Hypocrisy 2.0 with Rick Scott: Claims to be Outsider, Fundraises with Ultimate Washington Insiders

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In the purest form of hypocrisy, Rick Scott heads to Washington today for fundraisers with the ultimate DC insiders, reminding Floridians his deceitful campaign rhetoric is just that. Florida Democratic Party spokesman Sebastian Kitchen released the following statement: "It is peak hypocrisy that Rick Scott talks about shaking up Washington and about term limits on public service but travels to Washington this week to spend time with the ultimate DC insiders, like Mitch McConnell and Kevin McCarthy. As Rick Scott cozies up to the establishment this week, Floridians are reminded that h…

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ICYMI: Report: Scott Fundraising With Career Politicians at Odds with His Term Limit Policy

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Tampa Bay Times: Scott wants to end career politicians. So why are they fundraising for him? He won’t say, 4/17/2018 "This concept of career politicians is why we don't get change in Washington," Scott said before career politicians campaign for him in Washington "Gov. Rick Scott told a room of local businessmen and women Tuesday that he wants to put an end to career politicians, a frequent mantra of his nascent Senate campaign. Yet in the 48 hours after his Tampa appearance, the Republican's campaign will hold fundraisers with some of the most seasoned creatures on Capitol H…

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Florida Democratic Party ​Outraises Florida GOP, Posts $1.8 Million ​Raised ​in the First Quarter of 2018

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In the first quarter of 2018 the Florida Democratic Party posted strong fundraising numbers, raising over $1.8 million and out-raising the Florida GOP by over $325,000. This is the first full-quarter of fundraising under FDP Chairwoman Terrie Rizzo, who was elected in December. ​FDP ​Chairwoman Terrie Rizzo​ released the following statement responding to the strong quarter of fundraising: "After twenty years of Republican rule in Tallahassee, Floridians are ready for change and want leaders who will fight for them. With an impressive number of candidates running and…

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Hypocrisy: Rick Scott Claims He Wants Transparency, Still Silent on When He'll Disclose Secret Account Info

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I asked Senate candidate and Florida Gov. Rick Scott if he supports legislation to protect Special Counsel Robert Mueller. Here’s what he said: pic.twitter.com/XUVRz6fi7R — Nicole Rodriguez (@NicRodriguez) April 12, 2018 Rick Scott on Washington: "We as Americans need to know what’s going on. It needs to be complete transparency." Rick Scott on disclosing his own financial interests since announcing his run for U.S Senate: Silence. Florida Democratic Party spokesman Sebastian Kitchen released the following statement on Rick Scott's continued refusal to disclose …

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