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Florida Democratic Party video challenges Rick Scott promise on jobs

During a 2010 debate with Democratic candidate Alex Sink, Republican candidate for governor Rick Scott was asked about his pledge to create 700,000 jobs on top of the expected job growth durinig the first term of the new governor.

Scott's campaign bet heavily on this pledge and he repeated it during the debate: "So our plan is 7 steps to 700,000 jobs and that plan is on top of what normal growth would be."

At that point, some economist were predicting as many as 1 million new jobs would be created as the economy continued recovering. So the moderate said:  "You are going to add 700,000 jobs on top of what normal economic recovery would bring. We're talking about in 7 years about one million, seven hundred thousand jobs."

Scott would repeatedly make that pledge during his campaign. Later, he started to back off but what was more troubling was that he claimed he never made such a statement.

After the campaign when Scott was asked by the Associated Press whether he said he would create 700,000 jobs on top of predicted job growth, Scott said, "No, that's not true."

This Democratic video comes after former Florida Governor Charlie Crist told the program Fusion that he left the Republican Party during the 2010 U.S. Senate race because some members of the GOP were being racist in their opposition to President Barack Obama.

Of course, that is nonsense. Crist left the GOP because his campaign for the Republican nomination was collapsing and running as an independent appeared to be the only way to save his political hide.

What is remarkable about Crist and Scott is they both have the ability to look you in the eye as they each try to recreate political history.

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Unemployment extension stall is killing the people in Florida!what is being done?

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