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Against nuclear deal with Iran; keep state sanctions

Fifteen Republican governors wrote a letter to President Obama opposing the Iran nuclear deal: "If implemented, this agreement would lead to the lifting of United States nuclear-related sanctions on Iran without any guarantee that Iran's drive toward obtaining a nuclear weapon will be halted or even slowed. Iran is a state sponsor of terrorism, and it should not be permitted any pathway toward obtaining a nuclear weapon, now or ever. The lifting of federal sanctions that will result from this agreement will only result in Iran having more money available to fund terrorist groups and attacks. The people of our states will not be safer as a result of this agreement, much less citizens of countries like Israel which Iran has threatened to destroy.

"Many of our states have divestment policies as well as restrictions against state contractors doing business with the government of Iran. We intend to ensure that the various state-level sanctions that are now in effect remain in effect."

Source: Letter to Pres. Obama from 15 Governors on Iran nuclear deal , Sep 8, 2015

Cuba's Castros are terrorists; don't travel there

In the debate, both Crist and Scott went on the attack over everything from personal wealth to political positions. And they renewed their long fight over the economy with Scott blaming Crist (when he was governor) for the economic meltdown that cost Florida hundred of thousands of jobs. Crist fired back that he had no more to do with the meltdown than Scott had to do with economic recovery.

As the debate wore on, the two did talk about deep differences in their policy positions. On Cuba, for example, Crist said he would support lifting the embargo because "it hasn't worked" in ending the rule of the Castro brothers. Scott called the Castros "terrorists" and said he wouldn't travel to Cuba.

Source: Orlando Sentinel on 2014 Florida Gubernatorial debate , Oct 21, 2014

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