Rick Scott on prez primary: Florida should go fifth, alone, not lose delegates

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Gov. Rick Scott said in an interview webcast Wednesday that Florida should have a primary day to itself, fifth in line, and shouldn? lose any delegates, reports the News Service of Florida. ?e should be fifth. We shouldn? be on the same date as anybody else. We?e an important state,?Scott said in an interview with Justin Sayfie, webcast on SayfieTV. ?e?e a swing state. So that? where we should be,?Scott continued. ?nd we should not lose any delegates. That? not the right thing to do.?Florida? Republican Party Chairman Dave Bitner also recently said the state? party leaders want Florida fifth in the primary lineup, regardless of any penalties the national party threatens to put on the state? delegation if it goes too early. National GOP officials are putting pressure on Florida to wait until April. Bitner said in Sarasota last week that Florida definitely won? wait until then and be part of some election day when several other states all hold primaries.

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