August 24th, 2010
11:08 PM ET
12 years ago

RGA reacts to Rick Scott's victory

(CNN) - The Republican Governors Association reacted Tuesday night to Rick Scott's victory.

Read the full statement from RGA spokesman Tim Murtaugh after the jump.

"Intraparty struggles are often difficult to watch, and the contest in Florida has been a good example of that. That said, the primary is over, Rick Scott is the nominee, the general election has begun, and our party now looks forward.

"Alex Sink has had months to run in a clear field and has not gained any traction, showing that her message has failed to connect with voters. She represents the policies of Washington, D.C. Democrats: higher taxes, runaway spending and greater intrusion into the everyday lives of Floridians.

"Couple her flagging campaign with the legitimate candidacy of Bud Chiles, and there is a real battle being waged for Democratic votes in Florida."

Filed under: 2010 • RGA • Rick Scott
soundoff (9 Responses)
  1. Voter too

    Alex Sink will pick up McCollum's supporters' votes and will be our next Governor. Even tho the press tries to ignore us, progressive Democrats are a force to be reckoned with, and pretending by buying Bay News 9 that we do not exist, you underestimate our power at the polls. We WILL elect Alex Sink. Scott double billed me years ago and I never forgot it.

    August 24, 2010 11:25 pm at 11:25 pm |
  2. Adam

    As a Floridian, I can promise you that Rick Scott is too far to the right and I suspect will wage a nasty campaign. It will surely backfire. Floridians, by and large, are moderate and practical solutions focused. They don't want to hear about immigrants and mosques but jobs and education.

    August 24, 2010 11:35 pm at 11:35 pm |
  3. HypocriCNN

    The Question Really Is Did The RGA (Republican Governors Association) Think The Rick Scott Victory Was A Bigger Pay Off Than The News Corp. (FIXed News Channel) Paycheck It Received Back In June.

    August 24, 2010 11:37 pm at 11:37 pm |
  4. Henry from Jax, FL

    Oh please. Sink rose ahead in the polls while barely lifting a finger. If they think Floridians are going to elect a white collar criminal than they must be clueless.

    August 24, 2010 11:39 pm at 11:39 pm |
  5. guest123

    In other words, "We hate this guy, but what can you do?"

    August 24, 2010 11:39 pm at 11:39 pm |
  6. Donkey Party

    Can the GOP utter any words that aren't loaded with LIES? I hate them all and wish the worst on them and their rabid followers.

    August 25, 2010 05:49 am at 5:49 am |
  7. La Piovra

    There has been no reason for her to campaign. Her potential Republican opponants have done such a first-rate job of throwing manure at each other.

    August 25, 2010 06:24 am at 6:24 am |
  8. jules sand-perkins

    That many voters are seeing through candidates like Sink who bring Obama-like agendas and methods is great news!
    It may not be too late for REAL hope for our country.
    Let's keep our eyes open now that the sun seems to be rising again.

    August 25, 2010 06:53 am at 6:53 am |
  9. Donald

    Same ole talking points RGA. U want to talk about spending how about that 1.7 billion ur boy scott had to pay up? Lets talk.

    August 25, 2010 08:14 am at 8:14 am |