Statements from the Florida: 2010 Governor's race

Bill McCollum "served as a lobbyist whose clients enabled mortgages for illegal immigrants."

Rick Scott “has heavily invested in a company that is geared to helping illegal aliens transfer money to family and friends out of the country."

"The minute this proposal for near-beach oil drilling came up, I was against it."

"If you read the Arizona (immigration) law, what it says is if you are stopped for violating the law and they have a suspicion that you're illegal, they can ask you if you're legal."

Alex Sink was "the first official who said that BP should pay $25 million for an ad campaign to promote Florida tourism."

Of hospitals in Rick Scott’s Columbia/HCA health care company, "A top executive said they even turned away a poor man and left him to die outside their door."

Bill McCollum has "recovered $200 million in Medicaid fraud."

"Bill McCollum holds the same position on (embryonic stem cell research) as Barack Obama."

Rick Scott's former health care company, Columbia/HCA, committed "fraud."

"Almost 1 million children ... have no health insurance in this state."

"Two-thirds of the top-rated hospitals in Florida were our hospitals."

Florida ranks "45th out of 50 states'' for its regulatory climate for business.

Bill McCollum on the Arizona immigration law.

"Last year, (Bill McCollum) spent more than $2.2 million dollars to produce and air campaign-style TV ads where you were featured in almost every frame."

"The fact that Rick Scott is running for governor as a 'reformer' would be funny if it wasn't so outrageous. This is a man who barely escaped imprisonment."

Rick Scott "was forced to resign as the head of a company that pled guilty to massive amounts of systematic fraud, including 14 felonies, leading to a historic $1.7 billion fine."

"Rick Scott's even saying he wants more offshore drilling."

Bill McCollum explained his lack of action on mortgage fraud by saying, "You can't do everything."

"McCollum admitted he didn't think that the subprime mortgage crisis was a big deal, telling reporters he thought that the subprime collapse had been exaggerated by the media and investors and that 'it's not the end of the world.' "

On transparency in dealing with the Republican Party of Florida's financial issues.

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