Florida Newspaper Rips Trump, Scott on No-Drilling Promise

Florida Newspaper Rips Trump, Scott on No-Drilling Promise

"I think Rick Scott will say and do anything to try to get elected, but I've always thought that if you just try to do the right thing, the politics is going to take care of itself", he said. Florida being one of the country's most notable battleground states, the election between Scott and Nelson looks to be one of the most contentious in 2018.

Chris King, a Democratic candidate for governor of Florida, said, "Rick Scott launching his campaign from Orlando takes some gall -- 612 days passed between the shootings at Pulse and Parkland and Governor Scott did nothing to keep Floridians safe". Scott, a multimillionaire former health care executive, invested millions of dollars of his own money into his successful campaigns for governor in 2010 and 2014. Mr. Scott couldn't seek re-election as governor because of term limits.

Asked if he considers himself a "Donald Trump Republican", Scott told Politico that "I consider myself Rick Scott".

Additional reporting from Newsy affiliate CNN.

Nelson said that Scott's transformation is exclusively about trying to win elections. The company was ultimately fined $1.7 billion for Medicare fraud - the largest fine of its kind at the time. Mr. Nelson is among 10 Democratic Party senators seeking reelection in nations Mr. Trump won in 20-16Republicans and Democrats have uttered Democrats generally in most statewide Flo-Rida mid term races since 2006 - among two Democratic successes which year was Mr. Nelson's. "I've been very clear", he continued.

Democrats also plan to fault Scott over his wealth and his record while governor, including his initial push for deep budget cuts to education and his back-and-forth position on whether to expand Medicaid. Bill Nelson for his seat in the U.S. Senate.

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During his campaign speech, Scott cited the turnaround in Florida's economy during his time in office.

Scott and Nelson have already attacked each other's records on guns.

That line is nearly an understatement for Scott: The "jobs" message is the raison d'être for his political identity, born in 2010 when faith in the state and national economy were low and unemployment numbers were high. "And the business community has really shown up. Audrey Gibson, D-Jacksonville" It's not about Rick Scott.

Republicans responded with a website, nomorenelson.org, paid for by the Republican Party of Florida, casting Nelson as a do-nothing career politician.

CNBC reported that Scott has an A+ rating from the NRA, but signed into law new restrictions on gun purchasing and banned bump stocks after Nicholas Cruz killed 17 people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. The governor, who has an A-plus rating from the National Rifle Association, signed new laws raising the age to legally purchase a firearm to 21 and empowering law enforcement to confiscate guns from individuals determined to be unsafe.

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