DSCC lambastes ‘pathological swamp creature’ Rick Scott ahead of State of the State
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Florida Gov. Rick Scott is still playing coy about the idea of running for Senate; however, the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee is bashing him like the nominee.

Behold the pre-reaction from spokesman David Bergstein.

“Hardworking Floridians are paying the price for Rick Scott’s self-serving agenda: fewer good-paying jobs, higher health care costs, and funding stripped from public schools. His motivation is and has always been to advance the interests of his wealthy, well-connected cronies and donors at the expense of Floridians who actually work for a living,” Bergstein asserted.

“He is truly a creature of the Tallahassee swamp, and if he decides to run for Senate voters will hold him accountable for his dishonesty and pathological need to put his own interests over what’s right for Florida’s middle-class families,” Bergstein added.

The email went on to provide a laundry list of campaign-friendly talking points.

The DSCC hits Scott’s “self-serving … Johnny-come-lately” objections to offshore oil drilling, with a quote from the Florida Conservation Voters offering buttress.

Jobs, meanwhile, may be one of Scott’s talking points. But the DSCC points out that 36 of 67 Florida counties have lost jobs since 2007, and that jobs in Florida cities have the lowest pay in the nation.

Another hit, this time on the education front: the DSCC notes that per-pupil funding is below the national average, and has declined in the Scott era.

Opposition to Medicaid Expansion is still a talking point for Dems, as is closing the office of Drug Control.

Scott’s Irma response — via the deaths in a Hollywood Hills nursing home during post-Irma power outages in the sultry South Florids heat: yet another talking point.

If Scott wants to run on his record, what’s clear is that national Democrats feel comfortable puncturing what they see as mythology.

A.G. Gancarski

A.G. Gancarski has written for FloridaPolitics.com since 2014. He is based in Northeast Florida. He can be reached at [email protected] or on Twitter: @AGGancarski


  • Peter Harding

    January 9, 2018 at 11:17 am

    Yes Scott will need to face reality versus his spin on his governing of Florida.

  • Karen

    January 9, 2018 at 11:27 am

    I am so tired of democrats name calling and making accusations with no facts to back any of it up ! Same Hillary BS just goes on and on! Rick Scott has done an amazing job for Florida and he has my support and vote for anything he decides to do.

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