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New Scott ad fries felon-friendly Sink

by Dara Kam | October 20th, 2010

GOP gubernatorial candidate Rick Scott released a new ad attacking Democratic opponent Alex Sink for licensing felons as insurance agents although a recent court ruling found Sink, the state’s chief financial officer, is too harsh on the ex-criminals.

Scott’s campaign released the ad the day of the duo’s first live televised debate set to begin at 7 p.m tonight. His campaign staff first handed out information about Sink licensing felons at their first match-up in Miami at a taped Univision debate on Oct. 8.

The ad claims that Sink “had broad discretion to withhold a license…but after 3 days of searching could not name one case in which she used that authority.”

But civil rights experts and Sink’s staff insist that she has limited authority to withhold the licenses and a judge decided that Sink’s waiting periods before felons are eligible to get licenses is too long. Her office has appealed that ruling.

Read The Palm Beach Post story about the licenses here.

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14 Responses to “New Scott ad fries felon-friendly Sink”

  1. jac Says:

    He always points fingers at everyone else. Most are getting tired of it. He didn;t have anything bad to say about her in the last seven years he has had a home here.. Medicaid and medicare fraud. That is taxpayers money. We don;t want anyone that doesn;t know as he saqys what is going on in his business twice. Vote for Alex Sink.

  2. Rick the Trick Says:

    Rick is getting desperate and more reckless every day..He is losing ground…

  3. ex Republican Says:

    Rick is getting creamed in the debate…he is stiff and robotlike…
    Sink seems more down to earth..

  4. Republican Senior Says:

    Scott really never answers the questions…sneaky..

  5. Tricky Ricky Says:

    I vote for Sink…I’m convinced Rick Scott is a slimeball

  6. Lack Of Brains Help the Sinkers Says:

    The Scott attacks as short and shallow! I am a retired Deputy Sheriff on the Florida State Pension system. She “gave” $266 Million of my retirement money to her Bank of America friends to invest in Peter Cooper Village and they lost every penny of it! She knew they were crooks, she is a crook my money is gone and she’s to dumb to know why I don’t support her dumb corruption of my money! I am voting for Rick Scott! My entire city and county is voting for rick Scott! We don’t like the crooked Sheriffs and Tampa Police crooks endorsing Sink who sunk our retirement money, that’s why!

  7. Say no to scott Says:

    Scott”s campaign starting to stink (as in smell bad) so his desperation is showing. He lies for sure, but this ad is even farther fetched than usual.

  8. I'm for Rick Scott Says:

    Only 12 days left until election day. Get out and vote for Rick Scott. Do you really want more of the same failed policies of the democrats in the last two years. Sink is no different the Obama, Reid and Pelosi. She must be defeated and Rick Scott is the person. I say Sink Alex.

  9. I'm for Rick Scott Says:

    8:17 pm. You must be either on Sink’s payroll or a liberal (I’m sorry progressive). What do you call Sink’s TV ads these past few weeks – utter and complete desperation. What issues has she been talking about other than his deposition testimony. Is that all you got? Typical of a liberal; when they can’t make an intellectual argument they throw the mud. I’m for Rick Scott.

  10. We're Doomed Says:

    If these are the best candidates that the two parties have for Florida we are oh-so-screwed. The Republican appears never to have drawn an honest breath in his life, and the Democrat is not far behind, and is a career politician to boot. Both appear to be pretty despicable. I believe I intend to do a “write in.” My neighbor is a pretty smart man, I may vote for him. For that matter so am I or any one of you. Florida really does require some alternatives to what the two parties are serving up. These two are absolutely awful.

  11. No Saints Will Ever Run For Public Office Due To The Abuse Says:

    Who do you know that will take this abuse just to serve the poeple of Florida for $133 Thousand dollars a year? County union dog catchers make more than that!

  12. Scott is a Crook Says:

    Scott is incapable of telling the truth: http://youtu.be/LIYad3TvY6Q?a

  13. RealAngst Says:

    Lets see, Rick Scott took the 5th (the right against SELF INCRIMINATION) 61 times and we should vote for this FRAUD why again? I dont want to hear about Obama, that election was TWO YEARS ago. This is about HIS qualifications, and HIS record not Obama/Pelosi/Reid. Why did you take the 5th Rick? Oh, thats right, because you are GUILTY!

  14. RealAngst Says:

    I’m for Rick Scott Says:
    October 21st, 2010 at 7:25 am
    8:17 pm. You must be either on Sink’s payroll or a liberal (I’m sorry progressive). What do you call Sink’s TV ads these past few weeks – utter and complete desperation. What issues has she been talking about other than his deposition testimony. Is that all you got? Typical of a liberal; when they can’t make an intellectual argument they throw the mud. I’m for Rick Scott.

    Is this some kind of joke? 61 times he took the 5th and you think that is “mud slinging”? I am a republican voter who is appalled that this scumbag has been selected to represent my party in anything. He is beyond contempt and I hope like hell that he loses, loses big and goes away. 1+ Billion in FINES for ripping off the elderly and the taxpayers and you want to put him in charge of the store? You gotta be effin kidding me!

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