Rick Scott's team bashes Tampa Bay Times story that challenges his economic record

Sunday brought the first of a hyped three-part series in the Tampa Bay Times on Rick Scott's economic record, entitled "Big Promises, Small Gains." The key statistic? The Times reports that "96 percent of the jobs that Scott promised during his 2010 campaign for governor remain unfulfilled."

But but late Sunday morning the Governor's communications team had fired back with an over 1,100-word response refuting numerous charges made in the paper.

Specifically they dispute 12 specific charges made in the lead story of the package, which is led by Times/Miami Herald Tallahassee Bureau Chief Steve Bosquet (In a bit of a slight to the Times, the Scott press release refers to the story as only being written by the Herald. Regarding the charge that the total number of jobs).

Here's the entire press release, after the jump: