Gov. Rick Scott has earned the endorsement of Associated Industries of Florida (AIF) as he continues his campaign to oust incumbent U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson.
Scott, running for U.S. Senate after two terms as Florida’s governor, thanked the group for its endorsement.
“Over the past seven and a half years, we’ve worked hard to improve the business climate in Florida by cutting taxes and reducing burdensome regulations and making it easier for job creators to create new opportunities for our families,” Scott said.
“… As a U.S. Senator, I will continue to fight for businesses all across our country, and I appreciate the endorsement of AIF as we continue to work toward making Florida the best state in the nation for business and job growth.”
Added AIF President and CEO Tom Feeney: “Gov. Scott has worked tirelessly from the very first day he took office to make Florida the number one destination to do business for Florida families and job creators.”
The news comes as a poll released Wednesday showed Scott holding onto a slight lead in the race, earning 44 percent of the vote to Nelson’s 40 percent.