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"It’s only been three days since Gov. Rick Scott announced he would challenge Democratic U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson, and a new poll shows him six points behind the longtime lawmaker.
The survey from Public Policy Polling finds that 50 percent of Florida voters are in favor of Nelson getting a fourth term in the Senate, while 44 percent said they would pick Scott for the job. The remaining six percent said they were unsure who they would vote for."
Read the full article at Florida Politics.
"Some criticized Scott’s cuts to K–12 education in the state and his refusal to legalize medical marijuana. Others bemoaned his worrisome environmental record—including a continued refusal to acknowledge the reality of man-made climate change, despite governing a state where millions of people live within a few feet of the high-tide line. Hogg’s classmate Ryan Deitsch tweeted a different concern about Scott: “He adopted a dog as part of his campaign in 2010 then returned it shortly after the election.”"
Read the full article at The New Yorker.
"Perhaps more than any other major Republican Senate candidate this cycle, Scott is uniquely tied to President Trump. He was one of Trump's first mainstream Republican supporters. Scott wrote an op-ed in support of Trump while Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) was still seeking the GOP nomination in 2016. Then Scott headed a super PAC that raised some $20 million for Trump's election campaign. He rarely criticizes the president."
Read the full article at The Washington Post.