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Jilly_in_VA

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Mon Feb 26, 2024, 04:58 PM Feb 26

Sen. Rick Scott Is Uniquely Unpopular. Can Dems Capitalize? [View all]

It’s no secret that Florida Democrats hate Sen. Rick Scott. What’s less known is that many Republicans feel the same way.

To his detractors, Scott is a big-money, anti-abortion villain trying to sunset Social Security and topple the old guard GOP. But as Democrats try to mount a Senate campaign against Scott this year, both Republicans and Democrats are about to find out whether candidate quality matters anymore in a state that was once considered the swingiest in the nation.

It very well might not.

During Scott’s eight years as Florida governor and five years in the Senate, he’s cultivated a reputation as a staunch conservative who has trouble making friends on Capitol Hill—an advocate for the rich and an enemy of the poor. Basically, he’s the perfect Republican boogeyman for Democrats to bash on the campaign trail.

https://www.thedailybeast.com/gop-sen-rick-scott-is-uniquely-unpopular-in-florida-can-dems-and-debbie-mucarsel-powell-capitalize?ref=home

But neither donors nor the DNC are giving money---why not? Come on, cough it up!

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