VIDEO | ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN NEWS) – Surrounded by GOP supporters, Florida Governor Rick Scott announced his campaign run for U.S. Senate at the ODC Construction Company in Orlando Monday morning.
Scott, 65, is running to unseat the three-term incumbent U.S. Senator Bill Nelson, 75, the only statewide elected Democrat. Nelson was elected to the U.S. Senate in 2000 after having served in the state legislature and the U.S. House of Representatives.
During his announcement, Scott called Washington “horribly dysfunctional,” and “the change starts in Florida.”
Scott criticized “career politicians” and called for term limits for members of Congress.
“This concept of career politicians has got to stop,” Scott said. “We have to have term limits on Congress. We’re not going to see a change in Washington if we don’t have term limits on Congress.”
Orange County Democrats Held Anti-Scott Rally
Orange County Democratic Executive Committee Chairman Wes Hodge, along with three supporters, held an anti-Scott rally outside of the building where Governor Scott announced his campaign bid. They held signs that read, “No to Scott in U.S. Senate” and “Health care is not a luxury.”
The two-term Republican governor can not run for reelection due to term limits. The Florida primary election is set for August 28, 2018.
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