Less than a day after signing the state’s record $77 billion election-year budget, Rick Scott’s campaign released an infographic on Tuesday that attempts to compare the records of the Republican incumbent and his likely Democratic opponent, former Gov. Charlie Crist.
The illustration — called “Florida’s Budget Bounce Back”— hits the former Republican governor on his budgets, as well as taxes, debt, revenue and waste.
Among the claims made in the infographic, Crist raised taxes by $2.2 billion, debt by $5.2 billion and left a $3.6 billion shortfall. In contrast, Scott “cut taxes 40 times, cut debt by $3.6 billion and created a $1.2 billion surplus.”
“Our state has turned around … We have more jobs,” Scott said in a statement. “We’ve gotten more people back to working. We’ve strengthened our investments.”