Monday, October 31, 2011

We encourage all who are Florida Democrats to fill out this survey.

We encourage all who are Florida Democrats to fill out this survey. The FDP is putting together a platform and wants your input. This will outline what we believe in as a party, and what we'll fight for.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Scott: Occupy Wall Street protesters ‘frustrated with where the world is going’ | Florida Independent

Gov. Rick Scott (Pic via

In an interview on Fox 13 this week, Gov. Rick Scott said that Occupy Wall Street protesters are “frustrated with where the world is going” and compared them to his supporters, who “believe government kills jobs.”

While there is not one agreed-upon message among protesters rallying in solidarity with Occupy Wall Street, politicians and pundits have tried to pin down the group’s beliefs. Conservative pundits and politicians have referred to the movement as a “communist plot” or “class warfare.”

In his interview on FOX 13, when asked about the protests, Scott said he thinks “people are frustrated with where the world is going.”

“In my race,” he said, “the biggest frustration people had is jobs — and they are frustrated because they believe government kills jobs, whether it’s taxes or regulation or permitting.”

He also said he won his race because he had “a plan for jobs.” His plan, however, has been the center of attention because he recently walked back from a central metric for his plan.

“I think we are going to solve these issues (and I am glad people come out and tell us what they think) by creating an environment where people can get jobs,” Scott told Fox.


Monday, October 03, 2011

Rep. David Rivera's fundraising down in wake of ethics, criminal probes

Multiple criminal investigations have slammed the brakes on Rep. David Rivera’s (R-Fla.) fundraising efforts as members of the House Republican leadership have distanced themselves from the embattled freshman.
The FBI, IRS, Miami-Dade police public corruption unit, Miami-Dade State Attorney’s Office and Florida Department of Law Enforcement are all investigating Rivera over allegations that he abused his former seat in Florida’s state House of Representatives for personal financial gain, and repeatedly lied on financial disclosure forms.
Rivera’s office has denied any wrongdoing and a spokesperson for the Rivera for Congress campaign told The Hill the lawmaker has no concerns over his ability to raise money for the 2012 election and that he is planning to begin actively fundraising next year when Florida finalizes its redistricting.