Chris King Responds to Gov. Scott’s Claim of “Flourishing” State

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Chris King, Orlando-area entrepreneur and Democratic candidate for Governor, posted a statement on Facebook in response to Ballotpedia’s confirmation of his claim that Florida is a “back of the pack state” in most economic and quality of life measures. King’s claim, which was found to be correct, was compared with Governor Rick Scott’s opposing claim that Florida’s economy has “flourished under his tenure.”

“Under nearly two decades of one-party Republican rule, Florida has become a back of the pack state in almost every economic and quality of life measure. Rick Scott claims that the economy has thrived under his leadership. But today, we put Governor Scott on the defensive when national fact-checkers confirmed what we’ve known for a long time: In the last 15 years, under Republican rule, Florida families have fallen behind. That’s why we need new leadership in Tallahassee, and that’s why I’m running for Governor.”

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