March 27th, 2013
08:56 AM ET
1 year ago

Rick Scott: Florida to be better 'braggers' than Texas

(CNN) - Gov. Rick Scott in Florida has a message for his counterpart in Texas: Bring it on.

The first term governor, who's struggling with low approval ratings, said Wednesday he wants Florida-not the Lone Star State–to become the state known for job growth. And as he approaches re-election next year, Scott is staying focused the economy.
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Filed under: Florida • Jobs • Rick Perry • Rick Scott
Group makes positive ad for Scott in Florida
March 26th, 2013
11:44 AM ET
1 year ago

Group makes positive ad for Scott in Florida

(CNN) – A political committee supporting a re-election bid for Republican Gov. Rick Scott of Florida released its first ad this cycle, touting the state's drop in unemployment rate since Scott took office.

The web ad, made by "Let's Get to Work," will run indefinitely on Florida news websites, according (Republican) sources in the Sunshine State. And given its high-quality production and nearly-two minute length, it could easily be turned into a television ad or two.
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Filed under: 2014 • Ads • Florida • Rick Scott
Medicaid expansion in Florida faces another setback
March 11th, 2013
04:27 PM ET
2 years ago

Medicaid expansion in Florida faces another setback

(CNN) – Despite Gov. Rick Scott's endorsement of expanding Medicaid using federal dollars in Florida, Republicans in the Sunshine State's legislature have landed a potentially fatal blow to the plan.

On Monday, a GOP-controlled Senate panel voted against the Medicaid expansion, a week after their House counterpart similarly rejected a plan that would increase coverage using money from the federal government. The Medicaid expansion is an optional provision of President Barack Obama's sweeping health care law.
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Filed under: Florida • Medicaid • Rick Scott
After Scott's endorsement, Medicaid expansion rejected by Florida House panel
March 4th, 2013
06:17 PM ET
2 years ago

After Scott's endorsement, Medicaid expansion rejected by Florida House panel

(CNN) – Republicans sitting on a Florida House committee bucked their state's GOP governor Monday by rejecting an expansion of Medicaid included in President Barack Obama's health care law.

By a party-line vote, the members of Florida's Select Committee on the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act decided against writing a bill expanding Medicaid in the Sunshine State, despite Gov. Rick Scott's pledge last month that Florida would accept the provision.
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Filed under: Florida • Medicaid • Rick Scott
Florida's GOP governor agrees to key Obamacare provision
February 20th, 2013
06:08 PM ET
2 years ago

Florida's GOP governor agrees to key Obamacare provision

(CNN) - Florida Gov. Rick Scott reversed course on Wednesday and said his state would temporarily accept the provision expanding Medicaid coverage included in the new healthcare law spearheaded by President Barack Obama.

Scott becomes the seventh GOP governor to sign on to the plan, rejected by some high-profile state chief executives still at odds with the politically charged law considered by many Republicans as a government overreach and widely known as Obamacare.
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Filed under: Florida • Rick Scott
Long voting lines spark top election official's recommendations
February 4th, 2013
03:14 PM ET
2 years ago

Long voting lines spark top election official's recommendations

(CNN) – The long lines at Florida polling stations on November 6 have led the state's top election official to recommend expanded early voting and shorter ballots.

The suggestions, issued Monday by Secretary of State Ken Detzner, come after harsh criticism of Florida's voting system, which was the subject of national attention even before long lines and reporting delays came to light after Election Day.
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Filed under: Florida • Rick Scott
Crist hits Scott over changes in Florida election law
December 19th, 2012
06:37 PM ET
2 years ago

Crist hits Scott over changes in Florida election law

(CNN) - Testifying before Congress Wednesday, Former Florida Gov. Charlie Crist criticized the state's current Gov. Rick Scott for signing an election law that put "ridiculous restrictions" on voting rights.

"In 2011 the state legislature voted for and Governor Scott signed a massive election law designed, I believe, to make it harder for some Floridians to legally vote and designed to encourage a certain partisan outcome," Crist said at a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing investigating nationwide charges of voter suppression.
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Filed under: 2012 • Charlie Crist • Rick Scott
December 19th, 2012
08:56 AM ET
2 years ago

Poll: Florida voters give Gov. Scott low marks

(CNN) – Following an election marked by long lines, voter registration problems and delayed results in Florida, the state's governor continues to struggle with low approval numbers, according to a new poll.

Defending questions about the state's handling of Election Day, Republican Gov. Rick Scott said Wednesday on CNN he was simply complying with the law.
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Filed under: Charlie Crist • Florida • Polls • Rick Scott
Crist's political hat trick: Former GOP governor, independent candidate announces switch to Dem
December 7th, 2012
11:44 PM ET
2 years ago

Crist's political hat trick: Former GOP governor, independent candidate announces switch to Dem

(CNN) – Former Florida Gov. Charlie Crist, who served his state as a Republican then sought office as an independent, tweeted Friday night that he switched his party affiliation to Democrat.

Crist posted to Twitter a photo of himself holding voter registration paperwork and the message, "Proud and honored to join the Democratic Party in the home of President @BarackObama!"
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Filed under: 2014 • Charlie Crist • Florida • Rick Scott
Florida governor orders voting process review
November 10th, 2012
06:10 PM ET
2 years ago

Florida governor orders voting process review

(CNN) - Gov. Rick Scott of Florida on Saturday said he requested a review of his state's voting processes with a particular emphasis on areas where voters waited four hours or longer to cast their ballots.

"We are glad that so many voters made their voices heard in this election, but as we go forward we must see improvements in our election process," Scott said in a statement. "I have asked Secretary of State Ken Detzner to review this general election and report on ways we can improve the process after all the races are certified.”
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Filed under: 2012 • Florida • Rick Scott
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