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Senate Candidate Ferre Lauds Jeb Bush

Thursday, 14 Jan 2010 12:21 PM

By Dan Weil

Maurice Ferre, a Democratic Senate candidate in Florida, has kind words for former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, a Republican.

The former Miami mayor compliments Bush for helping to bring the Scripps Research Institute, a biotechnology center, to Palm Beach County. The center has the potential to create thousands of high-paying jobs.

“What Gov. Bush did by bringing Scripps to Palm Beach County is the kind of thing that needs to be done” to slash Florida’s 11.5 percent unemployment rate, Ferre told Newsmax.TV’s Ashley Martella.

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Ferre is running for the senate seat being vacated by Republican Mel Martinez. Congressman Kendrick Meek is Ferre’s primary opponent. On the Republican side, current Gov. Charlie Crist is running against former state Rep. Marco Rubio.

Ferre says development of a high speed train also would help Florida’s jobs picture. “We need to improve Florida’s infrastructure,” he said.

As for the trains, “There are only two high-speed trains in America that would make money,” Ferre said. “One is from Los Angeles to Las Vegas. The second one is from Miami to Orlando.”

But Crist is pushing a line from Tampa to Orlando instead, Ferre says. “Who’s going to pay for that? That doesn’t make any sense.”

On the subject of healthcare, Ferre sees many flaws with the Democratic bills in Congress, but he still supports them.

“We’ve got to do something. We’ve got to control the costs. It’s unfortunate for 48 million Americans that don’t have insurance,” Ferre said.

“Is this a good product? I don’t think it is. I think it could have been much better. . . . But it’s a step in the right direction.”

Ferre has no problems with the fact that Florida’s Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson was able to protect Florida senior citizens from Medicare cuts that will burden the rest of the nation.

“Politics in a democracy like America doesn’t necessarily run on fairness. I think . . . he did a good thing. . . . I’m sure that the hundreds of thousands of senior citizens in Florida who will be beneficiaries are happy that he did.”

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