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RGA's tepid statement on Scott win

The Republican Governors Association stepped into the Florida GOP primary just last week to urge Rick Scott to stop airing what it called "misleading" ads against state Attorney General Bill McCollum.

Tonight, the RGA is out with a very lukewarm statement endorsing Scott. It's more about how bad Alex Sink is than how good Scott is:

Voters have selected Republican Rick Scott to face Democrat Alex Sink and independent Bud Chiles in the November election for governor of Florida. Republican Governors Association spokesman Tim Murtaugh today issued the following statement:

“Intraparty struggles are often difficult to watch, and the contest in Florida has been a good example of that. That said, the primary is over, Rick Scott is the nominee, the general election has begun, and our party now looks forward. Alex Sink has had months to run in a clear field and has not gained any traction, showing that her message has failed to connect with voters. She represents the policies of Washington, D.C. Democrats: higher taxes, runaway spending and greater intrusion into the everyday lives of Floridians. Couple her flagging campaign with the legitimate candidacy of Bud Chiles, and there is a real battle being waged for Democratic votes in Florida.”

*** UPDATE *** RGA Executive Director Nick Ayers tried to clear up any ambiguity with this Tweet:

nick_ayers I am confident @scottforflorida will be the next gov of the Sunshine State. Sink has no Mo and Chiles is legit. We can/will win in #FLgov