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Rick Scott: My jobs record crushes Charlie Crist's



Gov. Rick Scott appeared this morning on WFOR-TV in Miami, where he made clear he will be happy to contrast his record as governor against that of potential challenger Charlie Crist.

"Think about the four years before I became governor. Unemployment had from went from 3.5 to 11.1 percent, 825,000 jobs lost. In my first two years we've turned the corner - biggest drop in unemployment. It's down to 8.5 percent, and 175,000 private sector jobs.

"That's what I'm doing. I know what happened in the last administration,'' said Scott noting also that the state's debt had risen to $5.2-billion before he took office and that under Scott it was paid down by $2-billion.

[Last modified: Friday, December 14, 2012 3:24pm]


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