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Carole Jean: Dems Blow It



RPOF's Carole Jean Jordan put out the following after Wednesday's Democratic debate:

“Listening to the doom and gloom tone of this debate and the Democrats’ constant sniping, you would think that we’ve gone back to 1998, which, not coincidentally, was the last time a Democrat was in the Governor’s Mansion.  It was at that point that Florida was only graduating 60% of its students.  It was at that point that taxes were skyrocketing out of control.  It was at that point that our tourism industry was concerned that our out-of-control crime was hurting Florida’s economy..."

Full statement in comments.

FDP's Karen Thurman kept it neutral. "Floridians need a decisive governor - one who has both the vision and determination to make real change. Both  Jim Davis and Rod Smith demonstrated admirably tonight that they truly have what it takes to move this state forward. They are exactly the type of leaders Florida needs right now to bring us in the right direction. I commend their performances tonight and their continued leadership for our state. Either would make Florida proud as governor.”

[Last modified: Wednesday, September 15, 2010 3:14pm]


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