NEWS FROM THE FLORIDA DEMOCRATIC PARTY
For Immediate Release: July 1st, 2011
Contact: Eric Jotkoff, (850) 222-3411
Florida Democrats: After Approving SunRail Today, Rick Scott Owes Florida Apology For Destroying High-Speed Rail Jobs
Florida Democratic Party Executive Director Scott Arceneaux released the following statement reacting to Rick Scott approving the SunRail project.
“By approving the SunRail project today, Rick Scott made it clear that he killed high-speed rail and the 71,000 job-years the project would have created as a partisan ploy to attack the President.
“Considering experts agree that all the reasons Rick Scott cited and the questions he raised in stopping the critical investment in Florida’s infrastructure applied to the SunRail project much more than the high-speed rail project, his actions are clearly an attempt to bail out his toxic poll numbers.
“Given this fact, Rick Scott owes Floridians an apology for killing the high-speed rail project and for destroying jobs to impose his extreme agenda on our state.”