Gov. Scott: Romney Campaign Not Pressing Me to Dis Florida’s Economy

Friday, 22 Jun 2012 10:59 AM

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Florida GOP Gov. Rick Scott denies that the Romney campaign is pushing him to stop lauding Florida’s economic gains.

A Bloomberg report Thursday quoted anonymous campaign officials saying Scott was asked to temper his enthusiasm so that GOP presidential nominee-to-be Mitt Romney can hammer President Barack Obama’s handling of the economy when trying to attract voters in the Sunshine state.

Lane Wright, a spokesman for Scott, denied the Bloomberg story. “That’s inaccurate,” he told The Hill. “We’re happy to have the Democrats and Obama people pushing stories that acknowledge [Gov. Scott’s] good work on the economy in Florida, but nobody from the Romney campaign has reached out to Gov. Scott or his staff.”

The Romney campaign also denied the report, pointing out to The Hill that the candidate frequently lists Republican leaders’ ability to spark job growth as a strong reason to back him for president.

As for Wright, he declined to discuss who in the Romney campaign might have requested that Scott tone down his cheerleading for Florida’s economic rebound. The governor will keep playing up the gains in Florida’s job market, Wright said.

“I think people are trying to pit Gov. Romney and Gov. Scott against each other, saying they have conflicting messages,” he said. “I don’t think they do. The economy in Florida is improving despite the policies coming out of Washington. We’re hoping to continue that, but we need a partner in Washington that sees we can grow jobs if we do the right thing. And we think Romney should be that partner.”




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