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Thank You

In every election, someone wins and someone loses.  Yesterday was not our day to win.

Last night, I called Governor Crist to offer him my congratulations.  He will now bear the Democratic standard in a contest where nothing less than the future of Florida is at stake.  It will be a very tough fight to beat Rick Scott.  Charlie Crist will need all of our support to win.  He has mine.

I am very grateful to all the loyal and dedicated volunteers who worked so hard and for so long on our campaign these past many months. Your support meant so much me.  I hope you know, as I do, that the election results were not a rejection of our ideas or ideals.

As I traveled across our state these past two years, I met and spoke with thousands of Floridians -- thousands of working men and women, retirees, and students.  Not all of them were Democrats.  But almost all of them shared a desire for making Florida better by investing in education and making healthcare available for everyone.  The voters we reached believe in fairness and social justice for all.  These are all issues Floridians care about.  And they remain an important part of the dialog of this election.

I entered this race to defeat Rick Scott and get Florida back on the right track.  That is a goal to which I remain committed.

Tomorrow I’ll be attending Democratic unity rallies in Orange County and Broward County. They will kick off the run to the General Election – the run that, with your support, will make Rick Scott a one-term governor.

Thank you all again for all of your support!

Nan Rich

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  • Women's Reproductive Rights

    Nan has always been fully committed to women’s rights. Her long record is clear and unchanging. She is the ONLY pro-choice candidate for Governor of Florida. Nan believes women must have the right to make their own personal health care decisions without government intrusion. 

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  • Education

    Public education is Nan Rich’s top priority, and it must be a top priority for state government. Today, Florida ranks 48th in state funding for K-12 education, and that has to change. Nan believes public dollars should fund public schools and opposes expansion of the school voucher program. She supports high-quality universal Pre-K as a way to prepare students for kindergarten and to improve student performance. Nan would fight to increase funding for Pre-K, public schools, universities and colleges.

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  • Economy - Jobs

    Nan Rich is fully committed to raising the minimum wage from $7.93 an hour to $10.10 an hour. Two thirds of the people who earn the minimum wage are women and more than 871,000 children live in households that would be affected by an increase in the minimum wage. Nan believes raising the minimum wage is an important measure to support working families and lift people out of poverty. Unlike her primary opponent, Charlie Crist, Nan Rich announced her support of the bill that would raise the minimum wage to $10.10 on the same day it was introduced in the state legislature.

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  • Health Care

    Florida faces a crisis in health care. Our state ranks 3rd in the nation in uninsured residents (4.1 million) and 3rd in uninsured children (436,166). That’s unacceptable. Nan believes that all Floridians have a right to accessible and affordable health care. That’s why she supports the implementation of the Affordable Care Act, including health care expansion, which would enable Florida to accept the $51 billion in federal funds – our own tax dollars – to provide health care to over 1.2 million Floridians, including children who desperately need it.

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