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Scott picks up endorsements

September 22, 2010

Got three emails from Rick Scott for Governor campaign within one minute:

Florida Home Builders Endorse Rick Scott for Governor : “FHBA supports Rick Scott in his candidacy for Governor of the State of Florida. His pro-business stance and positions on smaller government, less regulation, lower taxes as well as his positive approach to growing Florida’s economy are consistent with the goals and ambitions of our members and our industry.”

Rick Scott Thanks FreedomWorks For Their Endorsement: “Groups like FreedomWorks understand that the Obama-Sink approach to the economy is only keeping more Americans out of work…”

Florida’s Commercial Contractors Endorse Rick Scott: “ABC (Associated Builders and Contractors of Florida) stands for free enterprise, lower taxes, and fiscal responsibility and Rick Scott shares our philosophy,” said ABC of Florida Chairman, Gary Stout.

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  • Trey Donner October 4, 2010 at 9:54 am

    Rusty, Dan Rather wasn’t the anchor for that story was he?

    I will take Scott any day over the liberal politics of Alex Sink. Furthermore, you can look through her closed and find some disturbing issues too.

  • Rusty October 3, 2010 at 4:08 pm

    WESH TV found to be true in August that Rick Scott had a 17% stake in Mexican Porn website. His ethics could embarrass the chamber.

  • darla September 23, 2010 at 8:25 pm

    Surprise, surprise. The Home Builders and the Commercial Contractors always pay big money to try and buy less regulation. Scott will tell you how much money will be saved when he gets rid of the “unnecessary” environmental rules. I remember Florida’s building boom of the 70’s and early 80’s. Now we paying for the aftermath of too much, too fast and with no regard for natural resources. Drain the swamp, build more stuff, build more highways, who cares if there is no water for the people to drink, if they spend hours in traffic, build it and they will come, make the money and run. Well, now they are leaving in droves. Florida has to establish an economy built on something other than more concrete and tourists before it’s too late.

  • L. Laird September 23, 2010 at 4:45 pm

    Amy…Scott is the poster boy for the Tea Party..he won this county.He and they want to destroy the Environmental Protection Agency, Health Care for Children and Poor Families, Increase Classroom Size (Amendment 8 they support), Vouchers for Private Religious Schools, decreasing funding for local schools…Republicans/Tea Baggers want to destroy all basic support systems that help people who are in Need…Since most of them ( Tea B/Repub)..Are on Government Pensions and Fed/Gov Medical Insurance at no cost them… they do not like to share. They are like the bully in the play ground…my way or no way…

  • Amy September 22, 2010 at 8:52 pm

    Virginia White-Thanks for responding. So many of their supposed platforms just seem to be more mantra than substance. For instance, shrinking government. What’s he gonna do, eliminate the state DOT, State Troopers, secretaries for politicians? Or get rid of some teachers, Fish and Wildlife, bridge inspectors? Less regulation, what’s he gonna stop regulating? The insurance industry, health standards, building codes?
    Have any of his supporters asked him? Or is it going to be a big surprise for the citizens of Florida?

  • Virginia White September 22, 2010 at 5:23 pm


    I have not heard Scott describe his approach on lowering taxes, shrinking government or anything else. He is just like most politicians, providing lip service without any actionable tasks.

  • Amy September 22, 2010 at 11:37 am

    Has anybody heard Scott say specifically what approach he would take to shrink government, which regulations he would eliminate, and which taxes he would lower? Seriously. Anyone?