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Rick Scott’s first U.S. Senate ad on term limits

Rick Scott has found something else to talk about on the campaign trail: term limits.

The Republican Florida governor’s first television commercial in his campaign to be elected U.S. Senator is not about his calling-card issue, jobs, but on a new issue his campaign hopes to use against Democratic U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson — term limits.

In the new television commercial, which POLITICO is reporting is backed by a $2 million statewide buy, Scott spends 30 seconds at a whiteboard explaining that the only place in America that is opposed to term limits is Washington D.C., and he disparages “career politicians.”

Nelson is seeking his fourth term as Florida’s senior U.S. Senator.

Scott’s campaign did not respond Monday to inquiries from FloridaPolitics.com about the new commercial.

Scott Powers is an Orlando-based political journalist with 30+ years’ experience, mostly at newspapers such as the Orlando Sentinel and the Columbus Dispatch. He covers local, state and federal politics and space news across much of Central Florida. His career earned numerous journalism awards for stories ranging from the Space Shuttle Columbia disaster to presidential elections to misplaced nuclear waste. He and his wife Connie have three grown children. Besides them, he’s into mystery and suspense books and movies, rock, blues, basketball, baseball, writing unpublished novels, and being amused. Email him at scott@floridapolitics.com.


  1. Notice how he doesn’t say that he would do anything about term limits, if elected? He just pointed it out. Like we don’t know that there aren’t term limits in the Senate.

  2. Stupid Commercial like no one has ever tried and demanded it. It doesn’t say he would fix it and none of them would do it’ it means they are out of a job. Not gonna happen and the commercial is dumb; sorry.

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