Sen. Rick Scott notches endorsements from Sen. Marco Rubio, Rep. Kat Cammack

by | Mar 19, 2024

Sen. Rick Scott has garnered endorsements from Sen. Marco Rubio and Rep. Kat Cammack for his reelection, citing his economic leadership and joint efforts on legislation.

Sen. Rick Scott has secured endorsements for his reelection campaign from Sen. Marco Rubio, the senior senator from Florida, and Rep. Kat Cammack.

In endorsing Scott, Rubio praised his economic policies and their collaborative efforts in the Senate. Together, they have led initiatives including the Hurricane Tax Relief Act. Their partnership has also aimed at combating online censorship and improving the efficiency of federal grant processes.

“Rick was an outstanding governor who made the hard decisions to make Florida the economic powerhouse it is today,” said Rubio. “Rick is focused on putting America first, and I look forward to him continuing to be a close partner with me in the Senate.”

Cammack similarly praised Scott’s work to combat rising inflation and strip government regulations from commercial industries.

“Whether it’s for communities recovering from natural disaster or for our producers struggling under inflation and increased regulation, Rick Scott is there,” she said. “I am proud to endorse Rick Scott.”

This month, Cammack and Scott introduced a resolution in the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate, respectively, to show support for in vitro fertilization.

“We recently introduced a resolution to support IVF and its life-changing impacts on families, and I am proud to work with her on behalf of Floridians,” said Scott following the endorsement.

The pledges of support add to Scott’s existing support from various business and trade groups across the state, including the Florida Retail Federation and Associated Industries of Florida, who both pledged support in October. Last month, Scott also received endorsements from 80 state legislators, including state leaders like Florida Senate President Kathleen Passidomo, House Speaker Paul Renner, and Commissioner of Agriculture Wilton Simpson.

Scott, a two-term Florida governor, narrowly defeated Democrat incumbent Bill Nelson in the 2018 Senate election, receiving approximately 10,000 more votes than the former astronaut, marking the first time since the Reconstruction era that Republicans held both Senate seats in Florida.

In August, former Democratic Representative Debbie Mucarsel-Powell declared her intention to challenge Scott for his Senate seat. Before her formal announcement, top Democratic figures, including U.S. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and other Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee officials, had already expressed support, urging her to enter the race, as reported by Politico in July.



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