- Primary Election:
- August 20, 2024
- General Election:
- November 5, 2024
- February 15, 2023
- Naples, FL
- Professional Background:
- Businessman; Former U.S. Navy (1970-72); FL Governor (2011-15); U.S. Senator, FL (2019-present)
Rick Scott was elected to the U.S. Senate in 2018 after a narrow victory declared after a recount. In 2021-2022, Rick Scott was the Chairman of the National Republican Senator Committee (NRSC). Throughout his Chairmanship, a rift grew between Senator Scott and Senator Minority Leader Mitch McConnell. McConnell was particularly furious that Senator Scott released his own policy agenda – known as “An 11 Point Plan to Rescue America.” McConnell was suspicious of releasing any policy details, despite calls from conservative groups interested in developing a Republican policy agenda to inspire Americans.
Prior to his career in the U.S. Senate, Scott served two terms as Florida’s Governor where he was well-known for championing tax cuts and significantly reducing regulation, allowing for economic growth and 1.7 million new jobs. As Governor, Florida also paid down its state debt and decreased unemployment from 11% to 3.3%.
- Co-sponsor of the constitutional amendment imposing term limits on Congress
- Passed more that $10 billion in tax cuts and cut thousands of regulations resulting in 1.7 million new jobs
- Developed 11 Point Plan to restore fiscal sanity to Washington