Tag Archives: Rick Scott

Judge keeps Libertarian Wyllie out of debate

From the Tampa Bay Times:

A federal judge Tuesday rejected arguments by Libertarian gubernatorial candidate Adrian Wyllie that he should be allowed to take part in a debate Wednesday night with Republican Gov. Rick Scott and Democratic challenger Charlie Crist.

U.S. District Judge James Cohn, in a six-page ruling, refused to grant a temporary restraining order or a preliminary injunction that would have required debate organizers to allow Wyllie into the televised debate.… Read more ...

Florida Tea Party responds to State of the State address

Press release emailed to IPR:

“I was pleased with the tone and subjects covered by the Governor. We strongly support Governor Scott’s efforts to bring the state budget under control and be on the side of the taxpayers of Florida.”

“Governor Scott will have a tough fight on his hands to overcome the forces of special interests to implement his bold initiatives.… Read more ...

Florida Tea Party Candidates receive over 300,000 votes in first general election campaign

Press release from the Florida Tea Party sent to contact.ipr@gmail.com:

Tea Party looks to 2012 election

STATEMENT BY THE TEA PARTY (TEA)

As Chairman Fred O’Neal stated publicly several weeks ago that it would be a “victory just to have our Tea Party candidates on the ballot on November 2nd.”

That being said, the Tea Party was fortunate to have 20 Tea Party nominees on the ballot throughout Florida and many received significant percentages of the vote.… Read more ...

Brian Moore Slams Rick Scott’s Economic Plan

Darcy Richardson at Uncovered Politics:

Stumping for independent aspirant Farid Khavari in Florida’s gubernatorial campaign, Brian P. Moore, a former Democratic candidate for governor, spared few adjectives in criticizing Republican Rick Scott’s plan to create a meager 700,000 jobs in the Sunshine State over the next seven years.

Describing Scott’s jobs program as “unachievable, insufficient and wrong-headed,” the 67-year-old Moore said that Scott’s much-touted “7-7-7 Plan” would do little to ease recession-ravaged Florida’s jobless crisis and even less to alleviate the state’s looming fiscal crisis.

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FL: Working from 9%, “The Other Guy” Focuses on Economy

Press release from Farid A. Khavari’s independent campaign for governor of Florida:

MIAMI, SEPTEMBER 2nd — A Rasmussen poll of 750 likely Florida voters yesterday shows Republican Rick Scott and Democrat Alex Sink in a virtual dead heat for governor — with 9% of voters supporting “some other candidate” after independent Democrat Bud Chiles dropped from the race.… Read more ...

Florida Newspaper Calls for Four-Way Debates in Gubernatorial Contest

Darcy Richardson at Uncovered Politics:

The Lakeland Ledger called for three statewide debates this fall between Democrat Alex Sink, Republican Rick Scott and independent candidates Lawton “Bud” Chiles and economist Farid A. Khavari of Miami.

In yesterday’s editorial, the Ledger said that all four candidates should have an opportunity to discuss Florida’s future.… Read more ...

Florida Tea Party Congratulates Rick Scott on Winning the Republican Nomination for Governor

“It is a great day for Florida,” stated Tea Party Founder and Chairman Fred O’Neal upon learning of Rick Scott’s victory in the Republican primary.

The Florida Tea Party (a political party with candidates on the ballot -p) made the election of Rick Scott and the defeat of Bill McCollum a top priority in the primary.… Read more ...

Bud Chiles Drops To 8% (PPP) In FL Gubernatorial Race

PPP released the results today of its latest poll of the Florida gubernatorial race. The poll puts Democrat Alex Sink at 41%, Republican Rick Scott at 34%, and Independent Bud Chiles at 8%.

Tom Jensen comments on Chiles’ support:

When Bud Chiles first got into the race for Florida Governor it seemed like just another piece of bad news for an Alex Sink campaign that didn’t seem to be going anywhere.

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FL Guv: New Polling for Bud Chiles

The Orlando Sentinel reports on the latest polling from Rasmussen:

Rick Scott remains the stronger of the two Republican hopefuls for governor of Florida against Democrat Alex Sink, with independent candidate “Bud” Chiles siphoning votes from both parties.

The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of Likely Voters in Florida shows Scott with 35% of the vote, Sink with 31% and Chiles trailing at 16%.

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