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Full Flop: Gov. Rick Scott subtracts a campaign promise in new math for job creation



Rick Scott, the candidate, ran on a platform of creating jobs. That's why the businessman-turned-politician won a bruising Republican primary last summer, he said. That's why he squeaked by Democrat Alex Sink in November 2010. "That was my whole campaign," he said in February. "Seven steps to 700,000 jobs over seven years."

And more than a year since candidate Scott rolled out his 7-7-7 plan, Gov. Scott still talks frequently about those 700,000 jobs.

But just how do you keep track? Politifact Florida does it for you.

[Last modified: Tuesday, October 4, 2011 11:25pm]


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