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In response to Rick Scott going on TV with his first ad of the campaign, Florida Democratic Party spokesman Sebastian Kitchen released the following statement:

“No amount of money can erase the fact that Rick Scott is a self-serving politician who has always put his own political interests over what’s best for Florida. Florida newspapers are already calling Scott out for his dishonest message, and this ad is just another reminder that Scott will say and do anything to help himself – which is exactly why Floridians don’t trust him to look out for us.”

Here’s what Florida newspapers said about Scott’s dishonest message:

Tampa Bay Times Editorial: 5 key issues where Scott, Nelson differ in Senate race

The Daytona Beach News-Journal Column: Florida has heard this before from Rick Scott

Tampa Bay Times Column: Scott, the ‘outsider’ who has been governor for 8 years, doth protest too much

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