August 25th, 2010
12:09 AM ET
12 years ago

Tale of two statements

Washington (CNN) - Check out the two statements Tuesday night from the Republican Governors Association on the results of the Arizona and Florida GOP gubernatorial primaries. They are very telling.

In reacting to Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer's overwhelming victory to capture the GOP nomination, RGA Tim Murtaugh said "Through hard work and principled leadership, Governor Brewer has earned a full term as governor of Arizona. After cleaning up a budget mess she inherited from her predecessor, she ably took up Arizona's fight against unwanted, excessive intrusion from Washington, D.C. and intervened when the federal government failed to enforce its own immigration laws. The voters will reward her with a deserved victory in November."

But in his reaction to businessman's Rick Scott's victory over Florida Attorney General Bill McCollum in the Sunshine state's Republican gubernatorial primary, Murtaugh barely mentioned Scott in his statement, only saying that "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."

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soundoff (5 Responses)
  1. barry

    What is very concerning is the voter turn out for Republican Primaries vs Democrat turnout. The Republican party has their base fired up and they are going to the polls. We Democrats better find a way to get energized or the next two years will be much tougher. Supporting a Mosque, touting the"The Summer of Recovery",and the blame Bush, approach isn't working. This is going to get away from us if we don't get a message quickly our base can relate to and get excited about.

    August 25, 2010 12:26 am at 12:26 am |
  2. Peter s

    Why cant they come clean and say the THIEF WON in Florida! I'm loving it!!!

    August 25, 2010 12:43 am at 12:43 am |
  3. Dan

    So what!?
    In NY Obama did not even allow the sitting governer to run and they found all the tricks in the NY/Chicago politics combined to prevent the guy from running !? (And the dirty tricks of this administration are shielded by propogandist partisan journalists who are there to bitch about the GOP almost exclusively and pretend the other party is made out of many saints and perhaps one God).
    Shame on you CNN!

    August 25, 2010 01:04 am at 1:04 am |

    Scott is a scumbag. Duh!

    August 25, 2010 03:00 am at 3:00 am |
  5. jules sand-perkins

    BRAVA again for Gov. Brewer of Arizona, a leading state in the correction of America's wayward course under President Obama!
    Also, Rick Scott, as a successful businessman, makes an ideal model for younn people who need to return to aspiration to wealth if our economy is ever to recover.
    I hope we're waking up!

    August 25, 2010 06:43 am at 6:43 am |