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PolitiFact: Bill McCollum correct that Rick Scott invested in company used by illegal immigrants

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Republican rivals for governor, Attorney General Bill McCollum and Rick Scott, have accused each other of being too helpful toward illegal immigrants — a hot topic in the wake of the Arizona immigration law. Their campaigns sent dueling press releases June 15 and 16, 2010, trying to portray their opponent’s business practices as being too friendly to illegal immigrants. The Republicans’ positions on illegal immigration will be key for primary voters. If elected, Scott has promised to bring an Arizona-style law to…

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Florida shouldn’t imitate Arizona immigration law

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The Los Angelas Times reprints an editorial first posted in the Orlando Sentinel: Proving that they know how to read polls, politicians in Florida have been lining up behind Arizona’s controversial new law cracking down on illegal immigration. Republican candidate for governor Rick Scott has made support for the law a major plank in his platform, and goaded the GOP front-runner in the race, Attorney General Bill McCollum, into endorsing the idea. The leading Republican for U.S. Senate, Marco Rubio,…

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Florida shouldn’t imitate Arizona immigration law

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The Los Angelas Times reprints an editorial first posted in the Orlando Sentinel: Proving that they know how to read polls, politicians in Florida have been lining up behind Arizona’s controversial new law cracking down on illegal immigration. Republican candidate for governor Rick Scott has made support for the law a major plank in his platform, and goaded the GOP front-runner in the race, Attorney General Bill McCollum, into endorsing the idea. The leading Republican for U.S. Senate, Marco Rubio,…

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PolitiFact says Rep. Joe Wilson is the one lying

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From PolitiFact: We suspect it’s rare that the president gets heckled during a speech to a joint session of Congress, but Rep. Joe Wilson didn’t hold back. “You lie!” shouted the South Carolina Republican. This was in response to President Barack Obama’s statements on illegal immigrants. “There are also those who claim that our reform effort will insure illegal immigrants,” Obama said. “This, too, is false – the reforms I’m proposing would not apply to those who are here illegally.”…

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