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Are Rick Scott's campaign promises vanishing?



They are, at least from his campaign website. The website,, was taken down this week. That includes all of Scott's references to his "7-7-7" plan to create 700,000 private sector jobs in seven years, as well as his platforms on education, spending and immigration.

Scott's platform is also not on his governor's website,

PolitiFact Florida noticed the website appears to have been taken down on Tuesday as it continued to track Scott's promises from the campaign using the Scott-O-Meter.

The Orlando Sentinel on Thursday asked Gov. Rick Scott about his campaign pledge to require all Florida employers to use the free E-Verify system to ensure that their workers are legal yesterday, to which Scott said, "One of my executive orders was that all state agencies would use E-Verify," he said. "And right now I'm satisfied with that." The Sentinel -- noting that Scott's statement appeared to stray from his promise -- tried to go to Scott's site to see the promise but noted that the link appeared to not be working.

It's not ... But luckily, the stored version of the website is still available through Google. You can see the promise here.

[Last modified: Friday, January 14, 2011 10:15am]


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