"I admit that Washington is horribly dysfunctional", Scott said in prepared remarks released before his announcement on Monday. The Republican Governor endorsed President Donald Trump in the 2016 presidential election after he won the Florida primary.
"We have to all acknowledge that Washington is a disaster".
When Scott first entered politics, he appeared anxious with crowds and was an awkward speaker. "We have to have term limits on Congress". Expected to be one of the most expensive and closely watched races of the 2018 midterm election season, Scott's announcement comes as little surprise.
I've always run every race like there's no tomorrow -regardless of my opponent.
Florida Gov. Rick Scott announced on Monday that he'll challenge Sen. Scott is a multi-millionaire who used millions of his own money in his two gubernatorial campaigns. Scott edged out narrow victories in his two runs for governor, both of them amid a backlash to Obama. "We've now added 1.5 million jobs nearly". "But there's no way to be successful in the Senate unless you're willing to work with people because you need 60 votes to pass anything and any single senator can stop things if they wanted to". "Anyone who ever spent time with Jeri knows what a terrific and selfless person she was". Politico rightly described this race as one that could prove if an alliance with Trump "is political poison or a pathway to success in the nation's biggest swing state". Scott spoke in Spanish during the event and talked up his efforts to support Puerto Rico after the island was devastated by Hurricane Maria previous year. He credited his late mother and the opportunities provided by living in the United States for his rise as a lawyer who founded the Columbia/HCA health conglomerate.
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That should worry Scott, because no matter how good of a campaigner he is - and Republicans and Democrats in Florida alike say Scott could be formidable - it might not matter. "There is no place like America". Holding Mr. Nelson's seat is imperative for Democratic hopes of retaking the Senate, or at least blocking Republicans from expanding their majority.
"We must change Washington".
Rick Scott announced he will run against Democratic Sen.
In a memo sent to reporters Monday morning, Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee executive director Mindy Myers previewed the party's line of attack against Scott by calling him "self-serving and dishonest" and saying he is "looking out for himself at Floridians' expense".
But Nelson, 75, seemed unfazed by Scott's candidacy.