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Rick Scott in Tampa; 2018 election

Rick Scott launches a bid for Senate GOP leader

U.S. Senator Rick Scott (R-FL), said he will seek to become Senate Republican leader, challenging leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky.

Mitch McConnell publicly disavows proposal by Rick Scott to raise taxes

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell is in a public dispute with Florida Senator Rick Scott. The two disagree about raising taxes.
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Florida’s U.S. Senators contribute to false claims election results shouldn’t be trusted

On Tuesday, both of Florida’s Republican U.S. Senators released statements seeming to sow seeds of doubt on the recent general election. Independent observers confirmed that the elections were free and fair and that Joe Biden...

Senator Rick Scott (R-FL) says Amy Coney Barrett should be confirmed quickly, despite 2016 precedent

On Saturday, President Trump nominated Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the U.S. Supreme Court. On Monday morning, U.S. Senator Rick Scott (R-FL) said she should be confirmed quickly. Scott spoke on a conference call with...
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Opponents death penalty hold vigils before scheduled Florida execution

The State of Florida is set to execute a death-row prisoner Thursday evening; it would be the 28th execution under Governor Rick Scott, and several vigils are planned in the Tampa Bay area. Mark Elliott...
Rick Scott in Tampa; 2018 election

Rick Scott: “I work, [Bill Nelson] doesn’t”

Florida Governor Rick Scott is running for the U.S. Senate against Senator Bill Nelson and five write-in candidates; Scott held a get-out-the vote rally Thursday afternoon in Tampa for about 80 supporters and staff. Afterward,...
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Next governor – not Rick Scott – will appoint new Supreme Court justices

Whoever is elected Florida governor next month will select the next three state Supreme Court Justices; Monday the court said current Governor Rick Scott “exceeded his authority” when he began the process to name new...

Red Tide shows up in Senate race and by Pinellas beaches

Florida Gov. Scott confronted by protesters at campaign stop Florida Gov. Rick Scott was confronted by dozens of protesters during a southwest Florida campaign stop. The Sarasota Herald-Tribune reported that protesters upset with the state’s ongoing...
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Activists slam Rick Scott for preexisting conditions lawsuit

Florida is part of a lawsuit by more than a dozen other Republican-led states to chip away at the Affordable Care Act by challenging its requirement for insurance companies to cover people with preexisting medical...
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Sheriff in Florida Panhandle laments confusion from new beach law

Update: Since this story aired, the News Service of Florida is reporting that, ‘Gov. Rick Scott issued an executive order Thursday to block state agencies from taking action on a bill he signed into law...
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John Morgan: smokable medical marijuana appeal is Rick Scott putting politics over people

On Friday a judge ruled that Florida’s ban on smokable medical marijuana is unconstitutional; but the state is appealing the ruling. During a conference with reporters Tuesday, attorney John Morgan said he hopes Governor Rick...

Bill Nelson says he intends on holding back from spending on TV until the fall

Bill Nelson is aware that there are growing concerns from his fellow Florida Democrats that he’s in danger of being (re)defined by Rick Scott’s early barrage of negative television ads currently on the airwaves, but he...

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