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Checking Pink Slip Rick group's claim that 'jobs governor' lost 331,247 jobs



pinkslip.jpgAs the grand marshal of a Tallahassee parade, Gov. Rick Scott smiled and waved to crowds lined up along the route for "Springtime Tallahassee," an annual Capital City celebration on April 2, 2011. Some people in the crowd, though, weren’t exactly waving back -- at least, not with their hands.

Hundreds wielded "Pink Slip Rick" picket signs and booed. Their posters were hard to ignore, and not just for an eye-catching splash of hot pink. The signs accuse Scott of losing 331,247 jobs.

This number stirred PolitiFact Florida's curiosity. Read their fact-check of the bold job-loss claim here.

[Last modified: Tuesday, April 12, 2011 10:38am]


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