What They’re Saying… The Early (And Negative) Reviews of Rick Scott’s State of the State Come In

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For Immediate Release: March 4, 2014

Contact: Joshua Karp, 850-222-3411


Already, the early reviews of Rick Scott’s state of the state are coming in…and it’s clear that across Florida — from Key West to Pensacola — no one is impressed. Take a look at a sample:

“The governor delivers an election-style campaign speech to muted applause from GOP-led chamber.”

– Mary Ellen Klas, Miami Herald

“Comes across more as a campaign speech.”

– Brendan Farrington, AP

“An effort to re-engineer his biographical story to better connect with Floridians and overcome his persistently low poll numbers.”

– Miami Herald


– Orlando Sentinel

He avoided any mention of a major hot-button issue…providing in-state tuition to college students who came to Florida as children and are undocumented immigrants.

– Miami Herald

“Political theater”

– Orlando Sentinel

“The speech revealed another subtle shift in Scott’s election-year strategy, reflected in internal polling that suggests many Floridians remain unconvinced of a major economic recovery. Scott has dropped the catch-phrase ‘It’s working’ to describe Florida’s economy.

– Miami Herald

“After his speech, @FLGovScott rushed away from reporters

– Mary Ellen Klas, Miami Herald


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