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Rick Perry joins Rick Scott at New Smyrna fundraiser

@MarcACaputo

Texas Gov. Rick Perry joins Florida Gov. Rick Scott tonight for a New Smyrna Beach fundraiser tonight in yet another sign of the ongoing friendship between the two governors.

Before he was first elected in 2010, Scott said he wanted to emulate Perry's job-creation record and, since taking office in Tallahassee, Florida's job-growth has been the best in the nation, albeit Texas' economy has remained in much-better shape because of the petroleum industry.

They even challenged each other in a light-hearted fishing competition (Scott won) in 2012, when Perry hired Scott's campaign brain trust (polster Tony Fabrizio and ad men Curt Anderson and Nelson Warfield) to work on his presidential campaign. Perry's contemplating a second run in 2016.

As for tonight's fundraiser, Perry said in a written statement: “Governor Rick Scott understands that private sector growth is generated by lowering taxes and improving the workforce. The people of Florida are enjoying the benefits of Governor Scott’s leadership as their quality of life improves and taxes decrease, allowing them to keep more of their hard-earned money.” 

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Ed Jenkins

The readers have repeated requested that this newspaper stop posting press releases from distant places. The newspaper is losing readers because of wasteful stories like this. The newspaper should fire these lazy reporters and replace them with reporters that will do their job.

Smart thinker

Dum & Dumber?

Can't take anymore

This was a real brain trust moment in NSB. These two weasels have both reached the pinnacles of their political careers and are headed the trash heap of history. They won't be missed.

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