Statements about Florida

"I am very proud, as governor of Florida, that we signed the first divestment act, as it relates to Iran, divesting any investments in companies that would invest in Iran."

When Tallahassee politicians and bureaucrats tried to run our schools, "I've stood up to them to protect local control."

State pension fund staffers "lost billions. Then Sink gave them bonuses."

On lifting the U.S. Cuban embargo and allowing travel to Cuba.

The Tampa Bay Rays' "prices have been judged the most affordable in all of professional sports."

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

"Obama did not open new lands to offshore drilling – all of these areas were already open for drilling once Congress and President Bush lifted the moratorium in 2008. Instead, President Obama yesterday announced what areas he would CLOSE to offshore drilling."

"Florida Statutes require (Attorney General Bill) McCollum to consult with members of Florida's Congressional delegation" before filing a lawsuit against the health care reform law.

Cover Florida "is available to any Floridian, offering basic coverage for about $150 a month, instead of the typical $600 a month."

"Fifty-seven" of  Rubio's 100 ideas "ultimately became law."

"Florida still averages more students in its classrooms than any other state in the Southeast."

"I have had the challenge during this administration to suspend no less than 37 public officials in about 36 months."

"Close to half of the folks in this country illegally entered legally (but) overstayed (their ) visas."

"No Democratic campaign for (Fla.) governor has ever had these kinds of resources this early on in an election cycle."

"A number of the national publications have put this race in a tossup race between Democrats and Republicans. They don't know who's going to win this race."

"Why is January 8th an important date in American history? This day in 1835 is the only day in our history when we have not been in debt."

"President Obama has broken his pledge to the American people to be transparent throughout (health care reform negotiations)."

"In Florida, Sen. Bill Nelson ... got a $25 billion to $30 billion carve-out for Medicare Advantage patients in their state."

Charlie Crist broke the quarter "record for fundraising in a U.S. Senate race in Florida."

When Charlie Crist was elected governor, Florida ranked 31st in K-12 education. "Last year ... we went from 31st to 14. And this year, the top 10 in America."

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