He voted against the bipartisan compromise
Says U.S. Rep. Steve Southerland "voted to keep the shutdown going."
Owner's company cited for permit violations
Republican Party of Florida
Says Charlie Crist rode on a jet that "belongs to a serial polluter with a history of environmental violations fined nearly $2 million for polluting water."
His job as education commissioner
Progressive Choice Florida
Says Charlie Crist "implemented Jeb Bush’s A+ Plan."
But he supports it now
"In 2006, Charlie Crist opposed in-state tuition for illegal immigrants."
Your benefits are at the mercy of Congress
Says the U.S. Supreme Court found that "Social Security is not guaranteed."
Election results don't lie
Pinellas County voters "elected me as their chief financial officer … (and) elected me as (their) governor four years ago."
And a felony if he'd been arrested in Florida
"Trey Radel does not even qualify to drive a Lee County school bus at this point, yet he occupies a seat in Congress."
Feds can prosecute, even if they won’t
"Whether the Amendment passes or not, the medical use of marijuana is a federal criminal offense."
A consistent 'no'
"I did not support the sequester."
Checking the calendar
Says Rick Scott "didn’t even come to his own education summit. But he did take time to go to the tea party convention the same week."
Feds noted key caveats about using it for voter rolls
League of Women Voters of Florida
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security warned that the SAVE "database is not a foolproof means of verifying (citizenship on) the voter rolls."
GOP caucus, party of one
"Many don’t know that Bill Young was once the minority leader in the Florida Senate...because he was the only Republican senator."
Constitution won't let their checks bounce
There is "a constitutional issue" that affects "the paychecks of members of Congress" during a shutdown.
Yep, KidCare even uses the term 'navigators'
"Many state and federal agencies have such ‘navigators’ involved in helping folks maneuver through the often complex processes associated with filing benefits claims, for example -- even buying health insurance."
We didn't have to fish long for this one...
"You have to get a license to fish on our beaches."
St. Pete isn't winning a commonsense award
"Sixty percent of the auto thefts that we have in (St. Petersburg) are caused by people leaving their keys in the car."
Bush urges more work visas
"Nearly 65 percent -- almost two-thirds -- of all new permanent residents obtained that status by virtue of their family status."
It shrank slightly, but it did shrink
"Our economy actually shrank during the last three months of 2012."
Six long years
Michelle Rehwinkel Vasilinda
Says state workers have not had across-the-board raises in six years.
Exactly what it would do
Says his elections proposal would allow "a potential of 168 hours (of early voting), which I think is the most we’ve ever had."
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