On September 28, 2014 at 06:09PM, Tom at Watery Foundation published the following article:
What do politicians running for re-election in 2014 say about water issues?
To the immediate north of Florida, Georgia Governor Nathan Deal‘s campaign website has two paragraphs on “natural resources” that includes a commitment to “continued water conservation efforts” and to “protect Georgia’s water from outside entities.” Alabama Governor Robert Bentley‘s website does not mention natural resources or water.
In Florida, Governor Rick Scott‘s website explains that he is the best friend that the environment or water management ever had. Commissioner of Agriculture Adam Putnam‘s website has no mention of water or environment concerns. (This omission conflicts with his usual claim that “every corner of Florida now has some type of water conflict.”) Same omission for Attorney General Pam Bondi‘s website. House of Representatives Speaker-Designate Steve Crisafulli‘s website calls for a “comprehensive, statewide approach to address water issues” and insists that “we must make sure we promote policies that encourage, not hinder, agricultural production.”
In their different ways, all of the re-election websites attempt to attract as many campaign contributions and votes as possible.