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Rick Scott speaks to Broward GOP activists

Rick Scott came to speak to the Broward GOP Friday night -- a group that had largely backed his opponent Bill McCollum in the primary.

But since the primary, Scott has made inroads statewide among the party insiders including in Broward who backed McCollum, the state's attorney general and former Congressman.

Scott touted the fact that "I don't read newspapers that have my name in it" and criticized his Democratic opponent Alex Sink without naming her who he debated at Univision earlier in the day.

"She didn't have a plan for jobs, she didn't have a plan for education, she didn't have a plan for health care," he said.

During the debate, Scott reiterated his plan to create about 700,000 jobs prompting Sink to mock his "7-7-7" plan saying it referred to his seven years as a Florida resident, 75 times he took the 5th in a lawsuit and the $70 million she expects him to spend on his campaign.

U.S. Senator George LeMieux warmed up the crowd at the Broward Republican Executive Committee's Victory Dinner at the Westin hotel in northeast Fort Lauderdale tonight.

LeMieux's talk is a homecoming of sorts -- he is a former Broward GOP chairman and recently moved home to Lighthouse Point. He encouraged the room full of about 150 activists to go through their rolodexes and call everyone they know who is not a "crazy liberal Democrat" and encourage them to vote.

Pam Bondi, who is running for Attorney General, criticized her Democratic opponent Dan Gelber without mentionning him by name. She said he released an ad that called her "the political insider" while Gelber the state senator had "the most liberal voting record in the house." 

We can't watch the ad right now while speeches are underway but the Post on Politics from the Palm Beach Post states that Gelber's new TV ad accuses Bondi of being too close to the business crowd that has backed her campaign -- the Florida Chamber of Commerce and Associated Industries of Florida -- to go after corruption. 

Adam Putnam, running for commissioner of agriculture, and U.S. Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart, and Jeff Atwater, running for CFO, and state Rep. Ellyn Bogdanoff, running for state senate, also spoke. Local officials and candidates include Lighthouse Point City Commissioner Chip LaMarca, running for county commission, and school board member Kevin Tynan.