Tag Archives: governor’s races

Rick Scott: ‘let’s get to work…! now take this awesome gift card’

You really can’t make this stuff up. Rick Scott, the guy who slinked out of his former hospital corporation, Columbia/HCA, with a $300 million golden parachute before the company settled with the federal government to the tune of $1.7 billion … Continue reading

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Alex Sink: meet the mirror. You lost because of YOU, and your state party (**UPDATED**)

I wasn’t going to do any more retrospectives on the 2010 election, because I’m already on to the business of how we progressives move forward. But if there’s one thing I hate in politics, it’s people pointing the finger at … Continue reading

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With Gollum for a governor, what will Florida Democrats do now?

I woke up (late) this morning to find that indeed I wasn’t dreaming, or delirious from 3 days of whirlwind media excitement at the 30 Rock mothership, analyzing the Democrats’ national doom… and that in fact Florida, the state I … Continue reading

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Two of a kind? Altered docs let Rick Scott’s running-mate qualify for city program

They say birds of a feather … and with a hat tip to TPM, word from the Florida Times-Union that like her running mate Rick Scott, Jennifer Carroll might have a little fraud in her portfolio… Altered documents filed with … Continue reading

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Governor Depo? Scott would appoint agency head investigating his latest Medicare fraud case

With new allegations of Medicare/TriCare fraud hanging over his head, is it time to ask whether Rick Scott is really running for governor of Florida as a way to protect himself from prosecution?

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Qpoll has Sink up 4, but race volatile

I’ll bet the Quinnipiac people wish they released their polls on time after getting themselves stuck with a sentence like this: “Although the governor’s race remains very close, CFO Alex Sink has had a good week,” said Peter A. Brown, … Continue reading

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Attention Rick Scott: cheating’s really not a good issue for you

The St. Pete Times offers some much needed context to the now officially “overblown even more than Juan Williams is milking his firing” textgate dust-up. Short version: when you’re the king of Medicare fraud, you really aren’t the right person … Continue reading

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Obama, Meek, Sink make joint appeal to black FL voters

Kendrick Meek and Alex Sink were joined by President Barack Obama on a conference call with African-American clergy, political and community leaders Wednesday, the first time Sink, Kendrick Meek and President Barack Obama have appeared together since August (though at … Continue reading

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Kendrick Meek makes his case (and Alex Sink’s) on Curry’s radio show

Miami Congressman Kendrick Meek called in to the Tuesday Talk radio show on WMBM, the station owned by Bishop Victor Curry, the NAACP Miami Dade president who last week blasted Alex Sink for skipping the organization’s pre-election political forum. But … Continue reading

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Come on, people! Alex Sink fires aide over Textgate

How is it that Republicans can take a barely literate woman from Alaska, doll her up and slap a $150,000 wardrobe on her, put her on Fox News and get the entire media to believe that not only is her … Continue reading

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