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Fla. Gov. Scott Slams Obama on Eve of Fla. Visit

Thursday, 28 Mar 2013 06:36 PM

By Greg Richter

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Florida Gov. Rick Scott has a not-so-welcome message for President Barack Obama when he arrives at the Port of Miami on Friday.

“We’re certainly glad President Obama’s coming to the Port of Miami tomorrow but he’s late to the party on Florida port investments,” Scott told a conference call of reporters Thursday morning.

Scott said the state has spent $425 million on ports since he took office, The Palm Beach Post reports. Scott said Florida also fronted the federal government’s $75 million share for the Port of Miami and $36 million for the Port of Jacksonville, The Post reports.

“The Administration has taken a number of steps to fund and facilitate improvements at the Port,” White House spokeswoman Joanna Rosholm said in an e-mail response to the paper, detailing three of them.

Scott is up for re-election, and recent polls have shown the Republican could lose to his predecessor in the office, Charlie Crist, who served as a Republican, but has since switched to the Democratic Party, endorsing Obama for president last year.

“The federal government, they keep raising regulations. Permitting time takes longer, raising taxes, spending all these things. We’ve done way better than they have,” The Post reported Scott as saying.

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