Florida Governor Rick Scott was in Orlando this afternoon, rallying with supporters as we head into the homestretch of one of the most competitive races in the country, and of these mid-term elections.
Along with First Lady Ann Scott, the Governor reflected on their marriage, his family, and what this election was really about…
“If there’s no jobs there’s no future. I learned that as a child. I watched the only family car we had get repossessed. My mom told me ‘if you work hard, and study hard anything is possible’ and I married a wonderful person who believed the same way and we’ve lived the dream of America. I tell people, we’ve got 10 days, it’s not about me, it’s not about Charlie Crist. It’s about you. Vote for your families”
State Senator Kelli Stargel (R-Lakeland) was on hand to support Scott. She served with Scott’s predecessor and opponent during her early years in office, and compared the two during their time in office.
“I served with this man (Scott), and I can tell you he is a leader. He sets the agenda. He said we need to take away the sales tax on manufacturing equipment. We did. He came to us and told us, we need to give teachers a raise and we did. He said we need to give these teachers a debit card, they’re spending their own money. We did. Having worked with both, I can tell you this man is a leader who cares about this state. He knows what it’s like to be a parent. He knows what it’s like to pay a mortgage. That’s why I’m a 150% into making sure we get Governor Rick Scott reelected”
Even after the millions spent by both sides and a series of controversial and heated debates, the race is going to go down to the wire with both candidates barnstorming through Florida to get their voters to the polls. Crist will be holding events in the area later in the evening.
OPO spoke to State Representative Eric Eisnaugle (R-Gotha) who was on hand and also spoke in support of the Governor. Like Stargel he served in the legislature with both candidates.
“The difference is clear. Charlie Crist was the silent Governor. He didn’t make a decision until he saw a poll and that’s the truth. Florida needs leadership. We’re not going to prosper with someone who just reads polling. We can’t afford to stop” and added this about Scott “He wakes up everyday and looks for ways to bring jobs to Florida. This is what he does everyday. He grows our economy and puts Floridians back to work. It’s working and we’re on the move, and we’ve got to keep it going for the next four years”
Below are some pictures from the event…………