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Dems launch website blasting Scott's 100 days in office



To mark Gov. Rick Scott's first 100 days in office, the Florida Democratic Party has launched the website accusing the Republican leader of destroying more jobs that he has created the past three months.

The site, which asks unemployed Floridians to share their out-of-work woes, claims Scott has cost the state 96,833 jobs from budget cuts and halting the state's high-speed rail project. Democrats ignore Scott's claim that his emphasis on ports will create tens of thousands of jobs, that Politifact has cast doubt on one of their figures and that, whoever deserves the credit, Florida has had five consecutive months of postive annual job growth.

"Since taking office 100 days ago, Rick Scott actions and proposals have destroyed 100,000 Florida jobs as he works to impose his extreme agenda on our state. As Governor, Rick Scott has solely focused on pleasing the Tea Party rather than implementing commonsense solutions to bring jobs to our state," Florida Democratic Party Chairman Rod Smith said.

Meanwhile, here's our recap of Scott's first three months and an update from PolitiFact on Scott's promises so far.

[Last modified: Thursday, April 14, 2011 1:25pm]


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