Skip Navigation

Close and don't show again.

Your browser is out of date.

You may not get the full experience here on National Journal.

Please upgrade your browser to any of the following supported browsers:

Romney Camp Denies Reports of Asking Scott to Downplay Fla. Job Growth Romney Camp Denies Reports of Asking Scott to Downplay Fla. Job Growth

This ad will end in seconds
 
Close X

Not a member? Learn More »

Forget Your Password?

Don't have an account? Register »

Reveal Navigation
 

 

The Trail: 2012 Presidential News from the Field

Romney Camp Denies Reports of Asking Scott to Downplay Fla. Job Growth

Florida Republican Gov. Rick Scott(AP Photo/J Pat Carter)

photo of Lara Seligman
June 21, 2012

[Correction: This story incorrectly identified the Florida Chamber of Congress, and mischaracterized messages sent from the Chamber touting Florida’s jobs gains as “e-mails.” The story has been updated to reflect the correct name of the Chamber, and that the messages were “Internet messages.”] 

Mitt Romney’s campaign on Thursday denied point-blank allegations that they asked Florida Gov. Rick Scott to downplay job gains in the Sunshine State, first reported by Bloomberg on Wednesday. 

“Governor Romney frequently praises [governors] for their ability to overcome the job-stifling policies of the Obama Administration,” said Romney spokeswoman Andrea Saul, according to The Washington Post. “Any statement to the contrary is not in line with Governor Romney’s thoughts or his message.”

 

Bloomberg reported that the Romney campaign asked Scott, a Republican, to say that his state’s unemployment rate could improve faster under a Romney presidency because the bright economic news clashed with the candidate’s criticism of President Obama’s handling of the country’s economy

Press releases from Scott's re-election campaign and Internet messages from the Florida Chamber of Commerce had touted the gains after Florida’s unemployment rate dropped from 8.7 percent in April to 8.6 percent in May.

Romney has built his campaign largely around the claim that Obama’s policies have made the fragile economy worse, which presents a dilemma for Republican governors who want to take credit for improvement in their states’ economies.

More The Trail: 2012 Presidential News from the Field
Job Board
Search Jobs
Transportation Planner
American Society of Civil Engineers | Salinas, CA
Biomedical Service Internship Position
American Society of Civil Engineers | Flint, MI
Fire Sprinkler Inspector
American Society of Civil Engineers | Charlotte, NC
Deputy Director of Transit Operations
American Society of Civil Engineers | San Jose, CA
Structural Engineer
American Society of Civil Engineers | New Haven, CT
Assessment and Remediation Team Lead
American Society of Civil Engineers | Regina, SK
Professional Development Program Engineer
American Society of Civil Engineers | Farmington Hills, MI
Assistant Professor - Water Resources/Ecological Engineering
American Society of Civil Engineers | Auburn, AL
Quality Systems Manager
American Society of Civil Engineers | Greensboro, NC
Rail Field Construction Inspector
American Society of Civil Engineers | Jacksonville, FL
Manager, Quality Assurance
American Society of Civil Engineers | Memphis, TN
Sr. Controls Systems Engineer
American Society of Civil Engineers | Grand Island, NE
Quality Engineer
American Society of Civil Engineers | Attica, IN
Civil Engineering
American Society of Civil Engineers | Steamboat Springs, CO
Commissioning Intern
American Society of Civil Engineers | Chicago, IL
 
Comments
comments powered by Disqus