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Has Rick Scott been 'very clear' on stimulus position?

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June

Buried in today's Scott/McCollum stimulus kerfuffle is an interesting nugget from Scott spokesman Jen Baker: "Rick Scott has made it very clear that he opposes the stimulus and would have voted against it if he were in Congress. As governor, he has said he would not have used stimulus funds to balance the state budget."

Hmm. Not sure if this qualifies as "very clear" or not: When Scott put in his qualifying papers last week, Scott was asked if he would have accepted the stimulus funds. He said, "As you know, the governor doesn't have the - doesn't choose with the stimulus money." He then pivoted to talk about how much he dislikes the federal debt.

John Frank, Times staff writer

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[Last modified: Thursday, September 9, 2010 11:44am]

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