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Manna from heaven for Bill McCollum: Eric Holder, Kathleen Sebelius will ask nation’s AGs for help fighting Medicare fraud

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Politico’s Mike Allen reports that Attorney General Holder and Secretary Sebelius will send a letter to all state attorneys general today asking them to be partners in protecting against Medicare fraud. For Bill McCollum, this request couldn’t come at a better time. McCollum is locked in a pitched battle with former healthcare executive Rick Scott for the GOP nomination in the race to be Florida’s next Governor.  Scott has closed the gap in the polls between he and McCollum by…

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Bill McCollum launches anti-Rick Scott website over alleged Medicare fraud

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Today, the McCollum for Governor Campaign launched www.RickScottFraudFiles.com, a website designed to educate voters on the massive Medicare fraud scheme Rick Scott oversaw during his tenure as Columbia/HCA CEO. The site contains detailed accounts from media reports on Scott’s tenure at Columbia/HCA, discrimination complaints at Solantic and a cache of original documents detailing his record. In the coming weeks, the website will be continually updated with more shocking facts about Scott’s questionable history. “Rick Scott is the only candidate in the…

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Alex Sink tops Tampa Bay Business Journal reader survey of governor’s race

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There are some changing tides in the still relatively lackluster race for the Governor’s Mansion. It was a whole different story in the last survey the newspaper did on this race in March, just after Lakeland state Sen. Paula Dockery announced. Bolstered in our nonscientific poll by urgings on her website, she took 47 percent, leading the pack. Alex Sink finished last among readers back then, with 7 percent of nearly 1,900 responses. Sink has bounced back strong with the…

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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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Alex Sink revs up Democrats, takes jabs at Republicans

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Taking a few jabs at Republicans, and offering herself as an antidote to what Democrats see as extremism from the right in Tallahassee, Alex Sink began rallying Broward activists for her gubernatorial campaign. “The campaign season is in full force,” Sink told about 75 people at a Democratic Professionals Council lunch at the Riverside Hotel in Fort Lauderdale. Part of the reason politics is becoming front and center for people other than political activists – who live and breathe all…

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Florida Democratic Party launches web ad vs. Skeletor, err, Rick Scott

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The Florida Democratic Party today called out disgraced businessman and Republican gubernatorial candidate Rick Scott for profiting as he was ousted from Columbia/HCA, by releasing a new video entitled “Slick Rick.” Scott was forced to resign amid the federal investigation that led to a record $1.7 billion in fines. The “Slick Rick” video, which should help ensure Floridians know the truth about Scott’s shady past, can be viewed here:

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