Inweekly receives daily dozens of emails from both of the campaigns of Rick Scott and Charlie Crist. Most ask for contributions, but a few focus on issues. From now until the election, we will share the highlights of what each is saying:
New Poll Has Scott Ahead
A new poll from Gravis Marketing of Winter Springs gives Gov. Rick Scott a 2-point lead over Democratic challenger Charlie Crist and finds the medical marijuana initiative, Amendment 2, is now 5 points short of the 60 percent approval needed for adoption. The poll gave Scott 44 percent and Crist 42 percent, while 14 percent of respondents said they were undecided. Read more.
Private Email Account
On Monday, he served the governor with notice to appear in a Santa Clara County courtroom for the Nov. 7 hearing and called for a the governor to appear in a videotape deposition in Tallahassee on Oct. 28 about his firstname.lastname@example.org account.” Read Miami Herald article. Plus Tampa Bay Times editorial.
New Ad from Jeb Bush
We released a new ad featuring Governor Jeb Bush, “I’m Voting for Results.”
Governor Jeb Bush: “In my experience as governor I found that there are two kinds of politicians – those that are driven by personal ambition and those that deliver results. Rick Scott delivers results. Under Rick Scott’s leadership our state is moving forward again. Unemployment has been cut in half and more than 600,000 jobs have been created. And Rick is increasing our investment in education. Look, the choice for me is easy. I’m voting for results. Rick Scott for governor.” Check out the ad.
Politifact Says Crist Ad ‘True’
Crist’s ad says that Scott changed 2010 his 2010 promise of 700,00 jobs created “on top of what normal growth would be” to just 700,000 jobs. That’s a difference of 1 million jobs, as had been projected by economists. The ad provides a concise but accurate summary of Scott’s 2010 pledge and then his public statements that modified the terms. Politifact rates the ad’s statement True. See ad. Read more.