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Scott PowersNovember 26, 2018
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13min346
Orange County Democrats flipped three seats in the Florida House and, as state Reps. Geraldine Thompson, Anna Eskamani and Joy Goff-Marcil make their debuts, they’re looking for practical starts. On Nov. 6, the three Democrats flipped the partisan strength of Orange County’s delegation from five Republicans and four Democrats, to seven Democrats and two Republicans. Thompson has been […]

Scott PowersOctober 23, 2018
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6min338
New players have entered the gathering of outside groups seeking to sway Florida voters in the U.S. Senate race, with two national environmental committees launching a TV commercial Tuesday battering Republican Gov. Rick Scott over Florida’s red tide plague. The League of Conservation Voters Victory Fund and the Environmental Defense Action Fund announced Tuesday they […]

Scott PowersOctober 19, 2018
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3min786
Democratic U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson is going into the swamp for his new television commercial attacking Republican Gov. Rick Scott over his past problems in the private sector, his finances and environmental record, labeling him, “Red Tide Rick.” The 30-second commercial, “Swamp”, features talking cartoon frogs that keep croaking, “Rick” and “Scott” each time a […]

Scott PowersOctober 18, 2018
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6min484
Democratic U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson ripped his Republican challenger Gov. Rick Scott Thursday for not supporting the Affordable Care Act or Medicaid expansion and then blamed Scott’s environmental policies for exacerbating red tides to the point they now menace as far north as Brevard County. Nelson made the attacks during a roundtable discussion in Orlando […]

Scott PowersAugust 27, 2018
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4min586
A Democratic political action committee is launching a $2.9 million, statewide television campaign aimed at convincing Floridians that the red tides and algae blooms are all Republican Gov. Rick Scott‘s doing. Majority Forward’s new commercial, “Mess,” shows harrowing video of dead fish, dead manatees, fouled waters and beaches, and ill beachgoers while laying out a […]


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