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President Barack Obama thinks Gov. Rick Scott 'was wrong' to reject high-speed rail



On the same day Florida's high-speed rail project came to a definitive halt, President Barack Obama for the first time had words for Gov. Rick Scott's decision to reject $2.4 billion in federal money to build a line from Orlando to Tampa. This comes courtesy of our friends at the Associated Press.

"Frankly, I think the governor was wrong on this. And that's not just my opinion," Obama said Friday during an interview with WSVN TV in Miami. "That's the opinion of folks in Tampa and Orlando, including a lot of Republicans up there."

You'll remember Florida was a key piece of Obama's national effort to advance rail, it being a shovel-ready project the state has talked about for decades.

[Last modified: Saturday, March 19, 2011 10:43am]


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