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Florida Democrats accuses Rick Scott of ‘backroom politics at its worst’ over special session

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Florida Democrats are hitting Gov. Rick Scott and Republican leadership over a budget deal announced Friday. In a statement, Florida Democratic Party spokeswoman Johanna Cervone said the budget deal fails the state’s working families, while funneling money to Enterprise Florida and Visit Florida. “Not only does this budget deal funnel millions to private for-profit charter schools, remove oversight from local school boards, and short-change Florida’s children–it was negotiated in secret, and the end result will bring millions to Scott and…

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Florida Dems welcome Frank Artiles resignation, begin fundraising for a special election

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The Florida Democratic Party is claiming victory amid the announcement that Frank Artiles has resigned his post. “The Florida Democratic Party began calling for Artiles’ resignation as soon as news hit of his racists and sexist remarks toward his Senate colleagues,” said Stephen Bittel, the chairman of the Florida Democratic Party, in a statement. “Meanwhile, Republicans in the Senate and the Republican Party of Florida have been content with letting Artiles off with just a slap on the wrist —…

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Florida Dems keep up pressure on Bill McCollum

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The day after overloading Attorney General Bill McCollum’s anti-corruption phone lines with calls calling for an investigation of the Republican Party of Florida’s finances, Florida Democrats are now targeting the AG’s website. I wanted to update you about the email Karen sent yesterday. Many of you have reported that you could not leave a message on the hotline. This is shameful. Bill McCollum says he’s serious about corruption in Florida, but he won’t even listen to Floridians about it. He’s…

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