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Florida Gov. Rick Scott speaks at a news conference at the International Economic Forum of the Americas in Montreal, Wednesday, June 8, 2011, announcing details of Garda World's U.S. head office being moved to Florida. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Graham Hughes)
Received this e-mail today from Charlie Crist's (D. FL) gubernatorial campaign:
We started the Scott-Free Fund to hold Rick Scott accountable to the truth -- and if that's all you need to hear to get you fired up, you can chip in $1 or more right here.

But I know a committed supporter like you might want to get in the weeds a little -- so here are a few of the key points we're going to make sure every single Floridian knows about the nefarious guy on the other side:

1. Scott's given millions of dollars in tax breaks to corporate special interests while cutting education funding by more than $1 billion dollars. He's cut thousands of teaching positions, made tuition higher, and cut scholarships that help middle-class Floridians afford college.

2. He wants to overturn Roe v. Wade, banning abortions for women. He signed multiple anti-choice bills into law -- then threw a party to celebrate their passage. Scott's pushed policies that would allow employers to deny insurance coverage for contraception.

3. The private health care company Scott ran was caught defrauding Medicare and taxpayers -- they eventually had to pay a $1.7 billion fine. Scott walked away with a $10 million severance package.

Time and again, he's shown that he'll take care of special interests and those at the top -- but he could care less about Floridians like you and me.

You probably know all this, but not every Floridian does. If we want to win in November, that's going to have to change.

Donate to the Scott-Free Fund to help hold Scott accountable to the truth about who he is and who he cares about:

Let's go,


Jessica Clark
Deputy Campaign Manager
Charlie Crist for Governor

Click here to donate to Crist's campaign:

Originally posted to pdc on Tue May 27, 2014 at 09:36 AM PDT.

Also republished by North & Central Florida Kossacks and The Democratic Wing of the Democratic Party.

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  •  I would have liked it better if there were many, (6+ / 0-)

    many posts already on this diary.  I hope now that it is not public apathy of a degree beyond dangerous that keeps people from commenting. Maybe I'm simply one of the first. Crist has shown his capability to run the thoroughly corrupt state of Florida on many occasions. The fact that his campaign speaks of a "Scott-Free Florida" is definitely good enough for me. And I do not live there nor will I be voting there come November. However, I am sending a donation to Mr Crist because ridding the political arena of malignancies e.g. Rick Scott is what is sorely needed right now and in the near and far future, all over this country!!

    •  I don't think think it's apathy (1+ / 0-)
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      Especially not here at DKos. Imo, there's not much that hasn't been said about Scott and the the poster child of corruption that defines the politics of Florida. Maybe that's behind the lack of commentary.

      I hope it's not complacency. It's naive to assume that Scott's abysmal approval rating and the current polling trends mean that Crist is going to prevail. Elections are not sporting events. Complacency is, indeed, dangerous.

      I have experienced the pervasive corruption in Florida first hand. My parents retired in Florida. Their very first transaction was real estate fraud. Their last transactions, even after death, were scams and rip-offs. Every one of them.

      But I collected evidence and went after some of the worst of the worst. My parents never knew why the nice lady neighbor at the bank got fired, for example. What kind of person sells a 20-year annuity to an 85-year old woman, knowing full well of her history of severe heart problems? A few bucks in sales commission was enough, apparently.  

      Charlie Crist has a carefully promoted image as a strong advocate against nursing home abuse and fraud. Back when he was AG, iirc. He did, indeed, improve the situation a bit. That was a long time ago.

      The majority of the aged will vote for Republicans as if it's their life-long family birthright religion. Just keep them frightened.

      Few people can grasp how thoroughly corrupt things are in Florida.

      I agree with you about the infectious nature of such corrupt behavior. The Stand Your Ground license to murder law is only one example of how fast the disease can spread.

      "Never wrestle with a pig: you get dirty and the pig enjoys it"

      by GrumpyOldGeek on Tue May 27, 2014 at 02:05:40 PM PDT

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  •  Scott's one of the top 3 on the [s]hit list (1+ / 0-)
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    Republican Alternative - The Ultimate Oxymoron

    by pholkiephred on Tue May 27, 2014 at 03:12:46 PM PDT

  •  Most of us Democrats that vote in Florida (2+ / 0-)
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    poopdogcomedy, JamieG from Md

    received that email. So the lack of comments isn't any indication that we are not working hard to get rid of Scott. He is the most endangered Republican governor in the fall.  Crist is running a very good campaign and you will want to continue to follow it.  He is going to show how to defeat a Republican.  He is not letting Scott off the hook for anything.  

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