Just temporary workers, and so did Obama in 2008
"The Republican who was just elected governor of the great state of Florida paid his campaign staffers, not with money, but with American Express gift cards."
A slim majority supported both.
"Most" of the newspapers that endorsed Alex Sink also endorsed Barack Obama.
He sure doesn't like the DCA but hasn't said he'll abolish it
Rick Scott "has said that he would do away with the Department of Community Affairs."
Bank employees got a 5 percent commission for referrals
"Your tellers were paid kickbacks for directing elderly consumers from ... safe deposits to risky ones."
Scheme largely crafted by the bank's investment arm
The lawyer who brought the case against NationsBank said "publicly that Alex Sink had nothing to do with the case, had nothing to do with the situation and didn't know about the problems."
Scott's figure ≠ Sink's plan
Says Alex Sink's plans for governor include $12.5 billion in new spending.
He wasn't the lobbyist crowd's top pick, but he has ties
Rick Scott "doesn't have any ties to a lobbyist."
Depends on the circumstances
Taking the Fifth Amendment in a deposition about the Columbia/HCA hospital chain he founded "means a truthful answer to the questions that (Rick Scott) was asked would incriminate him."
Not part of the federal criminal investigation
Says Rick Scott gave a deposition in which he invoked the Fifth Amendment 75 times about his dealings as head of Columbia/HCA hospital chain
Embellishing with the imagery
Shows in a television ad that police took evidence from Solantic, Rick Scott's new health care company, after allegations emerged that the company was engaging in fraud.
But none convicted
In ad attacking Rick Scott, says three executives of the Columbia/HCA hospital chain he ran were indicted.
McCollum and Crist were in charge, too.
"Newspapers say Florida made bad investments, lost hundreds of millions of dollars, billions in pension funds lost. Who was in charge of Florida's investments? Alex Sink."
Ad overplays Sink's role
"Alex Sink funneled three quarters of a million dollars in no-bid contracts to Bank of America."
Scott proposes cuts, but says he won't release prisoners
"Rick Scott's prison plan would cut Florida's prison budget in half, close prisons, and release tens of thousands of prisoners early -- murderers, rapists, sex offenders, armed robbers, drug dealers."
A lot of others had already stood up
When Tallahassee politicians and bureaucrats tried to run our schools, "I've stood up to them to protect local control."
The number is wrong, and the money isn't gone
State pension fund staffers "lost billions. Then Sink gave them bonuses."
Big numbers, simple math, claim mostly adds up
"Florida spends more than $300 million a year just on children repeating pre-K through 3rd grade."
State and federal reports list thousands of private sector stimulus jobs here
"The stimulus has not created one private sector job."
We tie with Illinois in one category
"Florida ranks last in the ratio of employees to residents... And Florida is dead last in the nation in state employee payroll expenditures per resident."
Thrasher's off by a hair
"We will be the first party to elect a bald guy to governor."
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