"We have a lot of employers over on the beaches that rely upon workers, and especially in this high-growth environment, where are you going to get people to work to clean out hotel rooms or do our landscaping?"When I first read that she had said that, I assumed it had to be either out of context or a very unguarded moment; perhaps a hot mike was on while she was having lunch with power donors. But no... she said it in political debate in front of cameras she knew were on in answer to a question about immigration and amnesty.
right but dumb" and those of us opposed to the defacto slave class she just endorsed are expressing "phony outrage". The same basic wording shows up on the reliably left wing web sites. And there's a good reason they think they need to defend her quickly and vocally: the Tampa/St. Petersburg area has had a large Hispanic population as long as people have been living there. I think everyone in Florida has heard of Ybor City, for example.
This is a special election to replace a representative who died, and the election is soon.