DNC on Rick Scott Announcement to Run for U.S. Senate
April 9, 2018
Today, Florida Governor Rick Scott will announce he’s running for the United States Senate against incumbent Senator Bill Nelson. DNC Spokesperson Francisco Pelayo released the following statement:
“Sadly, Rick Scott wants to continue advancing his own interests at the expense of Floridians. It’s clear that it wasn’t enough for him to profit from the Florida governorship during the last eight years while hard-working families were left behind. Instead of expanding opportunities to all Floridians, Scott presided over an economy where more than half the state is in recession, while he has grown his personal wealth by tens of millions of dollars and refused to follow through on his promise of expanding Medicaid for 800,000 residents of the Sunshine State.
“Democrats believe Florida deserves better than Rick Scott and we stand with Senator Nelson because of his proven leadership and commitment to Floridians. We will make sure that Scott, his cronies, and his many conflicts of interest don’t get anywhere near the U.S. Capitol.”