Florida Dems launch redesigned website

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The Florida Democratic Party has a redesigned  website — FloridaDems.org — that not only focuses on issues relevant to the party faithful, but also blasts Republican Gov. Rick Scott.

“The Florida Democratic Party is proud to unveil the new FloridaDems.org, which will serve as an organizing hub for our grassroots going into the 2014 election,” said FDP spokesperson Max Steele.

The main purpose of the redesigned FDP website — with the tagline “Let’s move Florida forward, together” — is to keep voters informed about Scott’s “record of putting wealthy special interests ahead of Florida’s students, seniors and middle class families.”

Steele said the site will touch upon all the issues important to Florida Democrats — effective and efficient government, quality education, affordable health care, and “an economy in which anyone who works hard can succeed.”

However, the most prominent posts on the site have titles like “Rick Scott Doubles Down against Working Families” and “FDP Responds to Lopez-Cantera’s Spin,” which addresses Lt. Governor Carlos Lopez-Cantera’s response to Scott’s “anti-Hispanic policies.” What follows is a list of news stories outlining Scott’s rough history with Latino employees during his tenure as the head of the Solantic urgent care and Columbia/HCA health-care corporations.

In another not-so-subtle nod to the Governor’s struggles to connect with Latino voters, the FDP is making special note of an “EN ESPAÑOL” button in the upper right corner of FloridaDems.org. You won’t find that on RPOF.org.

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