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Florida Five: Scott takes on liberal media, Bizarre display in Capitol, Town strips individuals of rights

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Here is Monday’s edition of the Florida Five stories from around the state:

Gov. Scott corrects record against liberal media hit piece:  Gov. Rick Scott has issued a three-part statement to counter a three-part hit piece by the Tampa Bay Times and Miami Herald on his job’s record. Read more.

Crist’s campaign crumbling?: It’s been a month since the former governor announced he would run for his old job, yet despite a decent fundraising start, it appears Charlie Crist’s campaign may be crumbling from the inside. Crist drew several big names to his camp — political minds who have worked with Barack Obama and Bill Nelson — and he turned heads when he brought one person in particular to be his campaign manager: Bill Hyers…Read more.

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Florida town strips individuals, autistic boy of right to keep backyard chickens: In a move its own mayor called a suppression of individual rights, a Volusia County town voted last week to end a pilot program that allowed residents to raise chickens in backyard coops, forcing a couple to choose between obeying the town and keeping animals they say have helped an autistic son…Read more.

Anti-God group’s bizarre display to compete with Nativity scene in Tallahassee: The Christian group that unveiled a Nativity scene in Florida’s Capitol on Tuesday took it in stride Friday when an atheist organization erected its own display in the rotunda, wishing passersby a “Happy Winter Solstice.”…Read more.

oath keeperFla. cop, former Marine arrested warns “a war is coming”: A veteran South Florida police officer and former Marine arrested late last month for refusing to remove his Guy Fawkes mask near an anti-Obamacare demonstration has now come forward to say what motivated him…Read more.

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