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Union pits Rick Perry vs. Rick Scott in Worst Governor Ever contest

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The friendly rivalry between Texas Gov. Rick Perry and Florida Gov. Rick Scott is well-known. But the Transport Workers Union of America is taking the competition to an extreme, pitting the two against each other in their contest for the title of Worst Governor Ever in this YouTube video, which shows a Scott impersonator voting for himself and then having a Skype chat with Perry. 

On its website calling for votes, the union calls out Scott for rejecting high speed rail money and taking 3 percent from state worker paychecks to offset retirement fund contributions. The union calls out Perry for cutting education funding and a voter ID law. Other candidates in the contest include Ohio Gov. John Kasich, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer, among others.  Voting ends Sept. 6.

 

[Last modified: Wednesday, August 31, 2011 6:16pm]

    

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