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Scott Draws Large Crowd of Supporters in Bradenton and Sarasota Stops
BRADENTON — "Barack Obama and Charlie Crist have a lot in common; they both think that money grows on trees," Florida Governor Rick Scott told supporters at a campaign stop at Walt's Fish Market in Sarasota on Monday. The governor visited the iconic eatery on South Tamiami Trail, which has served Sarasota since 1918, as part of his Let's Keep Working tour.
Scott told those in attendance that he planned more than a billion dollars in tax cuts over the next two years (see video at bottom of page). Sarasota has been a strong base of support for Scott, both in terms of fundraising and votes. In 2010, the governor bested Alex Sink by 5 percent among Sarasota County voters, a much wider margin than his statewide average.
Earlier Monday, Scott made a stop at VizCO-US Inc, a plumbing products company on Ninth St. W. in Bradenton. In Bradenton, Scott gave the same stump speech to a slightly smaller crowd. Joined by campaigning Republican AG Pam Bondi, Scott recognized local Republican politicians including BOCC members Robin DiSabatino, John Chappie and Larry Bustle, as well as Palmetto Mayor Shirley Groover Bryant.
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