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Dog bites man: Jeb endorses Rick Scott



It's no secret that Jeb Bush and Rick Scott are not best buddies, but, given that Gov. $100-million-for-reelection has drawn no serious primary challenge there was never any question Gov. Bush would endorse the Republican incumbent. Today, he did so.

From the Fla GOP:

Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush today released the following statement regarding the 2014 Florida gubernatorial race, endorsing Governor Rick Scott:

"I'm pleased to endorse Governor Scott for re-election and look forward to supporting his campaign during the coming year.

"It's simple why I'm supporting Rick Scott. He campaigned on a platform of getting Florida's economy back on track, and has delivered on that promise.

"Governor Scott pledged to reinstate a business-friendly climate that fosters growth and job creation. Since taking office, Florida's unemployment rate has fallen 4.1 percent, more than 365,000 jobs have been created and taxes have been cut for families and businesses.

"While President Obama and Democrats in Congress are fixated on penalizing success, Governor Scott is pursuing policies to restore prosperity for more Floridians while prioritizing core state responsibilities, including increasing the state's investment in education.

"Rick Scott demonstrated leadership when Florida needed it most, and he is the best candidate to lead our state for four more years."

Governor Rick Scott said, "I am grateful to have the support and friendship of Governor Jeb Bush. His time as Governor built a strong foundation for Florida's future by making our education system more accountable and our state's economy more attractive to job creators. His positive vision for Florida continues to inspire us today as we work to cut taxes and get our economy back on track." 

[Last modified: Tuesday, November 12, 2013 3:06pm]


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