Editor’s Note: Charlie has gotten this 100% correct, when you go to vote there are a total of five candidates for Governor, Charlie is our considered best choice, if you were to chose either the two independent candidates or the Libertarian you will be taking votes away from Charlie and giving Scott a chance, do not give this Corporate Controlled Scott any possibility of beating Charlie, Florida depends on it. In Citrus County there are 11,000 more registered Republicans than Democrats, it’s imperative to get out the vote.
Democratic gubernatorial candidate Charlie Crist responds to a question as he sits for an interview with the Florida Associated Press staff, Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014, in Miami. Crist, a former Republican governor of Florida, is challenging incumbent Republican Gov. Rick Scott in the November election. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
Republican-turned-Democrat former Gov. Charlie Crist said Tuesday that current Republican Gov. Rick Scott “has no integrity” and his policies are driven by “the almighty dollar.”
Crist made the remarks while discussing his campaign to seek his old job with his new party during an hour-long interview with Associated Press reporters that covered education, the environment and claims by Scott.
The gubernatorial campaign has been one of the most negative in Florida history. Crist accused Scott of running a dishonest ad in which a man says he was swindled by Crist and Ponzi schemer Scott Rothstein. Crist said Rothstein was a political donor who also gave money to the Republican Party of Florida and President George W. Bush, among others.
“Once we knew what he had done, we returned it all and my opponent in this race knows that. My opponent has not returned anything he took from you and they should,” Crist said.
Scott was CEO of the Columbia/HCA hospital chain during a federal investigation into Medicaid fraud. After Scott stepped down, the company agreed to pay $1.7 billion in fines to settle the case. Scott spent millions of his own money to win office four years ago when he received less than half the votes cast.
“He won by like 1 percent after spending $75 million his company stole from all of us,” Crist said.
“I have integrity, he does not,” Crist said. “Let’s talk about education, let’s talk about the environment, let’s talk about the Everglades, let’s talk about the middle class that suffers.”
The Associated Press also invited Scott for an interview, but he declined. Rest of story, click here.