LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) - Florida Democrats are rallying against Republican Gov. Rick Scott during a weekend-long conference.
State Democratic Chair Allison Tant opened a dinner Saturday by attacking Scott as someone who is out of touch with average people.
She criticized him for cutting education by more than $1 billion in his first year and for vetoing a bill the Legislature passed that would have let some young unauthorized immigrants get temporary drivers licenses.
Former state Sen. Nan Rich is the only viable candidate in the governor's race. She said Scott is trying to buy re-election with big donations from corporations and special interests.
Former Republican governor turned Democrat Charlie Crist attended the conference, but didn't speak at the dinner. He plans to announce whether he's running for governor on Nov. 4.
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