Unprecedented enthusiasm among Democrats [News Service of Florida] And so what appears to be unprecedented enthusiasm among Democrats to win in 2014, with the dinner raising a record of $850,000 in confirmed contributions, is so far pointed against Scott even with the lack of a single candidate who has cleared the field.
“The enthusiasm is incredible” — Chair Tant [Associated Press] “Rick Scott has continuously demonstrated how out of touch he is. That’s why our event is successful tonight,” said Congresswoman Wasserman Schultz.
The dinner drew a record crowd of 1,300 and raised about $850,000 [Palm Beach Post]
“We have to take him down. That is the focus of this party.” — Chair Allison Tant [Sun-Sentinel] Tant said the hunger to unseat Scott is so great that the fundraising dinner — the reason for the day’s gathering — broke records with attendance of 1,300 and a haul of $850,000, up from $600,000 in 2012.
“Rick Scott will be a one-term governor” [News Service of Florida] “Rick Scott will be a one-term governor,” declared Florida Democratic Party Chairwoman Allison Tant to the 1,300 who gathered in a ballroom for the dinner. “Come January 2015, Rick Scott will hand the keys to the Governor’s Mansion over to Democratic hands.”
“That’s not leadership, that’s failure – or incompetence” — Senator Bill Nelson [Associated Press] “That’s not leadership, that’s failure – or incompetence,” Nelson said. “Compared to his GOP predecessors like Jeb Bush and Bob Martinez, he would score very low in the Republican Party. Perhaps he’s fit for a tea party, but our state simply cannot afford another four years of his brand of extremism.”
Fla. Democrats see Gov. Rick Scott as easy target in 2014 [Miami Herald] When the elites of the Florida Democratic Party met Saturday for their annual fund-raising gala, they suggested none of that was really a big problem for one big reason: Rick Scott. The unpopular Republican governor looks like an easy target for an incumbent. “Whoever the Democratic nominee is will beat Rick Scott,” said U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz. “We will win the governor’s mansion next November. There’s not any question.”