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DSCC Statement On Scott’s Economic Record

In response to Rick Scott’s economic announcement this morning, Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee Spokesman David Bergstein released the following statement:

“Rick Scott’s self-serving politics have left over half of Floridians with fewer jobs and some of the lowest wages in the entire country. His slush fund that he’s discussing today is just another way Scott’s hurting working families — draining funding from public schools in order to give another handout to his political cronies and allies. Rick Scott wants power, money and to advance his own political agenda — while Floridians who actually work for a living are paying the price.”

SCOTT’S SELF-SERVING RECORD ON JOBS: UNDER SCOTT, OVER HALF OF FLORIDA COUNTIES LOST JOBS, STATE AT BOTTOM OF NATION IN WAGES.

  • Under Scott, Over Half Of Florida’s Counties Have Lost Jobs. “36 of the state’s 67 counties have lost jobs since 2007. Most of those counties were in rural areas of the state.” [Politico,12/19/17; Times/Herald, 6/1/17]
  • Florida Politics: Report: Jobs in Florida cities have lowest pay in the nation. “Florida’s big cities have the lowest paying urban jobs in America, according to a recently released federal survey.” [Florida Politics, 7/7/16]
  • Pensacola News Journal Editorial: Editorial: Gov. Scott’s job promises missed most Floridians. “Despite almost 8 years of the governor’s persistent public rhetoric about job-creation, a report from the Florida Chamber found that 36 of 67 counties have actually lost jobs since 2007, before the Great Recession. And according to the data, many of Florida’s rural counties are worse off today than when Scott first won election in 2010.” [Pensacola News Journal Editorial, 8/12/17]
  • Orlando Sentinel, Maxwell: Rick Scott, staff are delusional about Florida’s low-paying jobs. [Orlando Sentinel, Maxwell, 6/21/17]

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