Dolphins Owner Stephen Ross Forms PAC to Support Rick Scott

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When House speaker Will Weatherford last month blocked a bid for taxpayer-supported renovations at Sun Life Stadium, Dolphins owner Stephen Ross all but promised he'd find a way to have the politician's job, ominously predicting that "this decision will follow Speaker Weatherford for many years to come."

Now it looks like Ross is putting his cash where his mouth is. The Fins owner has started a PAC that will aid Gov. Rick Scott's re-election campaign and "go after incumbents in all parts of the Sunshine State," Politico reports.

Ross has already begun pouring money into the new PAC, called Florida Jobs First, which he's tied to Scott's re-election campaign.

"[Scott] has been a pro-jobs governor, and we want to ensure he is re-elected with a friendly legislature that will support his pro-jobs agenda," a source tells Politico.

Though that source declined to talk about what other races Ross will take aim at, they did promise a "nonpartisan" focus on primaries around the state.

It doesn't take a political genius to connect the dots that, for Ross, a "friendly legislature" doesn't include Weatherford. The speaker helped torpedo an effort that Ross spent more than $10 million promoting and likely cost Sun Life Stadium the chance to host a Super Bowl. Ross later accused Weatherford of "lying" to him after the speaker tanked the measure.

Of course, the Fins owner might consider pouring some of his cash into swinging the public behind his vision of a taxpayer-funded Sun Life Stadium renovation.

Polls released after his bill died in Tallahassee showed that early ballots cast in the corresponding public vote for the deal were against paying for stadium fixes by a nearly 60-40 margin.

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markschaunaman
markschaunaman

Wow! It like Brady killing your stadium subsidy then giving all your easily made money to head coach  Belichick.

drakemallard
drakemallard topcommenter

to dolphins you didn't build it

 
Every year, millions of taxpayer dollars are poured into stadiums, 
hockey rinks, baseball parks, and other arenas in order to attract and retain 
professional sports teams in big cities.  Often the money is spent by 
the cities after a team "threatens" to leave the city.When that happens, of course, the local news media act as the willing
accomplices of the billionaires who own the teams.When city and state governments build facilities for sports organizations which are owned by billionaires, and raise taxes as a result, it is clearly an abuse of power.


Leonardo Lenny Martinez
Leonardo Lenny Martinez

Let This Ass Hole contribute all He wants I Doubt The People of miami are going to Vote on Another Improvement on another Stadium

drakemallard
drakemallard topcommenter


No More Games in Government," they've created a system based completely on bribery. Now, if we do bribery, it's hypocrisy. If we do bribery in the private sector, we go to jail.

Yet, their entire political system is based upon bribery. Who can bribe and give the most money to the politician and now, thanks to our illustrious Supreme Court that ruled that corporations have the same right as individuals and that money is free speech, well, we're now being inundated with so much money from the corporations buying the Democrats and Republicans, both sides, that -- look at this hypothetically, a foreign country could now control our elections, because all they would have to do is form a corporation, start pumping money into the super PACs. make it an enforceable felony for any lobbyist to give assets in any form to a politician. That way, we speak with our tax dollars and we make sure that Congress represents US.

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