From the Florida Democratic Party
Local and state leaders including educators, state workers, mayors, state lawmakers, a Pulse survivor and political observers have not forgotten how Rick Scott’s self-serving tenure as governor has hurt the people of this state. They are chastising him for his willingness to say anything to get elected, for looking out for himself and misleading Floridians.
Miami Herald: “Scott, a 65-year-old disgraced former health care executive, used his millions to eke out narrow wins in both races for governor. He frequently generated controversy during his governorship, and he’s not well-liked by Floridians”
Tampa Bay Times: “Even before formally kicking off his campaign Monday, ‘he was already manipulating the law to serve himself. He’s used shady political tricks to advance his own ambitions, and it’s no wonder why Floridians don’t trust him to look out for them,’ said End Citizens United Communication Director Adam Bozzi. ‘Scott won’t be able to play Florida voters for fools and they see right through his attempt to rig the system in his favor.’”
Orlando Weekly Op-Ed from Pulse Survivor Brandon Wolf: “Like everything else he has done in our state, Scott’s announcement shows just how out of touch with reality he is. Governor Scott has repeatedly slashed funding for mental health resources, pummeled the middle class with his egregious budget plans, and worked tirelessly to make life harder for those who need help the most.”
Sun Sentinel Editorial: “Our worry, though, are the Florida beaches that define this state and support the tourism industry. If you think that President Trump and Gov. Scott are playing election-year politics with drilling, you’re right.”
WJXT: “This blind trust is nothing but a sham so he could personally profit while he was in public office,” Ion Sancho, former Leon County supervisor of elections, said.
Sun Sentinel: “And for Scott, no death toll – from 26 killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut to 49 dead at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando – could shake his defense of the right to bear assault weapons. It seems that 17 dead in Parkland didn’t change that for Scott.”