Gov. Rick Scott announces run for US Senate

12 April, 2018, 00:31 | Author: Ellis Copeland
  • U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson during a town hall meeting Friday in St. Petersburg

Scott has been Florida's governor since 2010 and was urged by President Donald Trump to run for U.S. Senate.

"It takes time to work up through the seniority system, so I would think that that's particularly important to Florida", he added. He called for enacting term limits in Congress and discussed how he was raised in low income housing by a mother and stepfather who worked multiple jobs.

Scott's long-expected entrance into the race makes it instantly competitive and will force Democrats to devote considerable resources they would otherwise be able to spend elsewhere as they try to wrest control of the Senate from Republicans.

Rubio noted in the tweet that he will be "contributing to, voting for & supporting" Scott's candidacy, seemingly forgetting a long-ago promise he made not to do so way back on March 27. Democrats are defending 26 seats, including two independents who caucus with them, while Republicans are only defending eight. The same would be true in Washington, Scott said.

"We're not going to see a change in Washington if we don't have term limits on Congress", he said.

Scott and Nelson have already attacked each other's records on guns. "You're shocked, right?", he said jokingly since the rumors that he would be running for Senate had been circulating for months.

Scott told POLITICO in an article published earlier on Monday that he had made a decision to run.

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"Rick Scott supports Puerto Rico because he cares", Hernandez said. "And I run like there's no tomorrow", Nelson told reporters in Orlando. "I will bust my butt to win this election", he said. "Anyone who ever spent time with Jeri knows what a terrific and selfless person she was. I believe in jobs".

"Florida, and our country, faces too many challenges to lose his voice from the U.S. Senate". While mostly aligning with his party on major issues, Nelson has also sought to appeal to centrist voters by working with Republicans. Bill Nelson's seat in November. "I'm not going to fit into Washington either".

For Scott, it will be his third election in his political career.

"I'm going to announce I'm running for senator", the Republican governor said in an interview published by American publication Politico on Monday.

Rick Scott announced on Monday that he'll challenge Sen.

The Governor's office says Bustamante had also served as Press Secretary for Lt. Governor Carlos Lopez-Cantera during the reelection campaign and assisted with Hispanic media outreach. Governor Scott has an A+ rating from the National Rifle Association, and while Florida's response to the Parkland tragedy this February was criticized by the NRA it is a near certainty that the association will be in Scott's corner for both voting and financial support.



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