With all the talk of the crucial Hispanic vote in states like Florida, it's a surprise to some that Gov. Rick Scott vetoed a bill that gave temporary driver-license eligibility to so-called DREAMers (those higher ed-bound undocumented immigrants who are eligible to stay in the U.S. under President Obama's deferred-action decree).
Will the veto help, hurt or not make a difference to the 2014 reelection campaign of Scott (who's pinning his hopes on Florida's improving economy)?
Democrats are obviously trying to inflict some pain. Today at 11 a.m., Miami-Dade Democrats are holding a press conference to keep the issue alive. Some Miami-Dade Republicans (the party is overwhelmingly --72% -- Hispanic) have privately told us they're baffled by the veto of the bill that passed the GOP-controlled Legislature nearly unanimously.
Here's the Dems press release for the event featuring state Sen. Dwight Bullard and Rep. Jose Javier Rodriguez.