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DSCC Statement On Scott’s Self-Serving Publicity Stunt That Threatened Florida’s Beaches & Shores

Tonight Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee Spokesman David Bergstein released the following statement:

“Rick Scott has and always will be a self-serving con-man. It’s unfortunate that he and his friend President Trump would manufacture a crisis to try and help his political ambitions, but in doing so they’ve shone a bright spotlight on Scott’s long record of backing oil drilling off Florida’s shores and beaches.”

See also: 

Politico: Tonight’s Announcement “Was Always In The Works” to “Allow Scott To Claim Victory In A Likely Bid Later This Year For Senate.” [Politico FL, 1/9/18]

Aliki Moncrief, Executive Director of Florida Conservation Voters: “Actions speak louder than words. Sen. Nelson has been taking action to defend our shores for decades. Gov. Scott is definitely Johnny-come-lately to this issue.” [The Hill, 1/9/17]

Scott Supported Off-Shore Oil Drilling. “In 2010, when he was governor-elect, Scott seemed to support opening that area up, saying he “absolutely” disagreed with then-President Obama’s decision not to pursue any eastern Gulf drilling through 2017.” [The Hill, 1/9/17]

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