A shot-and-three-chasers for the Florida GOP’s Susan Hepworth

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It’s part of every spokesperson’s job description to occasionally employ hyperbole to get their point across, however, Florida GOP spox Susan Hepworth went overboard with her quote in the Sarasota Herald-Tribune’s Jeremy Wallace’s story about support for Charlie Crist’s gubernatorial campaign spanning both parties. So here’s a morning shot-and-chaser for Hepworth. 

SHOT: “Ninety-nine percent of Republicans will be with Rick Scott.” — Hepworth.

CHASER: Twelve percent of Republicans support Crist — January 30 Quinnipiac poll

CHASER: “4 percentage points — the margin Crist beats Scott by in North Florida, a Republican stronghold.” — Marc Caputo of the Miami Herald

CHASER: “1 percentage point — the margin Crist beats Scott by overall in that poll of Republican-controlled state Senate districts. The poll was paid for by the Republican Party of Florida.” — Marc Caputo of the Miami Herald
 

Peter Schorsch is the President of Extensive Enterprises and is the publisher of some of Florida’s most influential new media websites, including SaintPetersBlog.com, FloridaPolitics.com, ContextFlorida.com, and Sunburn, the morning read of what’s hot in Florida politics. SaintPetersBlog has for three years running been ranked by the Washington Post as the best state-based blog in Florida. In addition to his publishing efforts, Peter is a political consultant to several of the state’s largest governmental affairs and public relations firms. Peter lives in St. Petersburg with his wife, Michelle, and their daughter, Ella.