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Florida Family Action: No to ‘Charlie Crist Republican’ Lenny Curry as CFO

Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry failed to say “no” to the expansion of the local HRO, or Human Rights Ordinance, to include LGBT people.

So Florida Family Action, which agitated against the ordinance being expanded, urged Gov. Rick Scott to just say no to Curry as CFO on Monday.

They’ll take almost anyone else: Sen. Aaron Bean, Sen. Tom Lee, Lt. Gov. Carlos Lopez-Cantera, or Pat Neal.

Curry, who has spoken repeatedly about his lack of enthusiasm for the bill, nonetheless let it pass without his signature.

The argument from Curry: it had super-majority support, so a veto would have been moot.

However, for FFA, that proves that Curry “is not a principled conservative and is not willing to fight for what is right.”

“As the former head of the Republican Party of Florida, Lenny has become the darling candidate of the GOP establishment, but he is not reform minded. This is a politician who is trying to please everyone. He appears to be more concerned with what the left thinks about him than the conservative base who helped get him elected,” FFA contends.

The group calls Curry a “Charlie Crist Republican,” prone to “unsound decisions” should he ever attain higher office.

Gov. Scott will be in Jacksonville for a job creation event, timed while most of the top guns in the local media are at the Corrine Brown trial.

Will Scott be asked about this FFA broadside? For that matter, will Curry?

The story will continue to develop until such time as Scott replaces Jeff Atwater — who hasn’t left yet — as CFO.

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A.G. Gancarski has been a correspondent for FloridaPolitics.com since 2014. In 2018, he was a finalist for an Association of Alternative Newsweeklies "best political column." He can be reached at AG@FloridaPolitics.com

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