Charlie Crist told The Hill that he’s proud of Senator-elect Marco Rubio, and that he has no regrets about leaving the GOP: “The last thing I am ever is bitter. I’m just not made that way or wired like that.”
Democratic gubernatorial hopeful Alex Sink, who lost by one percentage point, called the White House “tone-deaf” in an interview with Politico and said the administration doesn’t appreciate the damage policies like health care reform have done to candidates: “‘They got a huge wake-up call two days ago, but unfortunately they took a lot of Democrats down with them,’ said Sink of the White House.”
Rep. Alan Grayson, ousted in Tuesday’s election by 18 points, told Politico that Democrats would have fared better if they had been more bold and had passed card check, immigration reform and civil rights legislation. The Orlando Congressman doesn’t rule out another run for office, but told the Daily Caller that his new focus will be on his family — though he just might spend some time at Disney World when he gets home.
Governor-elect Rick Scott is the subject of a post-election profile by the New York Times: “Many of the newly elected Republican governors have said they want to run their state like a business. But few have been as brash and bold in corporate life — or with their economic campaign proposals — as Rick Scott, Florida’s new chief executive.”
After the shellacking of a lifetime, Florida Democrats begin to ask whether heads will — or should — roll at the state party.
The Tallahassee Democrat takes a look at amendments 5 and 6, which passed with more than 60 percent of the vote and are set to change the rules for redistricting. Conservatives are predicting a judicial mess as lawsuits are filed in response to the changes. In fact, the amendment pertaining to U.S. Congressional districts is already being challenged by two minority U.S. representatives who benefit from racial gerrymandering.
Amendment 8, which would have loosened class-size restrictions on schools, fell short of the 60-percent threshold needed to pass. School districts who will be fined for breaking the rule say they don’t have enough funding to meet the strict requirements, and are saying they may sue.
The GOP plans to use its new expanded majorities in the state legislature to override nine items vetoed by Gov. Charlie Crist during a one-day session on Nov. 16. The focus is on items with wide support, so the big ticket items — a teacher merit-pay bill and a pre-abortion ultrasound requirement — aren’t on the agenda.
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