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Jobs, ISIS: What Gov. Scott Says GOP Candidates Should Debate Tuesday

Lindsey Kilbride


Florida Gov. Rick Scott says he’ll be watching Tuesday’s Republican debate on CNN.

On Monday in Jacksonville, the Republican governor said the GOP candidates should focus on four key areas: job creation, balancing the federal budget, regulation reduction and ISIS.


“How do we create 12 million jobs nationally over the next four years? It can be done,” Scott said. “We’ve done almost a million jobs in five years in Florida. We need to do the same thing nationally. We have the highest corporate tax rates in the developed world. We have more regulation. We’ve got to cut federal regulation in half. We need to balance our federal budget. My first year in office I had almost a $4 billion budget deficit. We have to balance our budget. And finally, we’ve got to come up with a plan to destroy ISIS.”


The televised debate begins at 6 p.m Tuesday on CNN.


Lindsey Kilbride was WJCT's special projects producer until Aug. 28, 2020. She reported, hosted and produced podcasts like Odd Ball, for which she was honored with a statewide award from the Associated Press, as well as What It's Like. She also produced VOIDCAST, hosted by Void magazine's Matt Shaw, and the ADAPT podcast, hosted by WJCT's Brendan Rivers.