Professional football is underway. And so is professional politicking.
Consider this a highlight reel of Florida politicians’ activity from over the weekend.
Vice President Mike Pence hit the trail for Rick Scott:
I had a great time with Vice President Pence and our Republican ticket in Orlando on Thursday! It was amazing to see so many enthusiastic supporters. pic.twitter.com/GcXNqqeW2l
— Rick Scott (@ScottforFlorida) September 8, 2018
Bill Nelson, who’s fighting to keep his Senate seat, touted the endorsement of two Puerto Rican mayors this weekend:
Beautiful day in Kissimmee, celebrating our Puerto Rican community with @MayorJoseAlvar2. Honored to receive his endorsement and look forward to continue working with him to support this vibrant community here in Florida and our fellow American citizens on the island. – BN pic.twitter.com/1IxfX9IkaW
— Bill Nelson (@NelsonForSenate) September 9, 2018
From Ron DeSantis :
I will fight for Florida’s great education programs, like the tax credit scholarship, that help some of the poorest families in our state ensure their children get a good education.
— Ron DeSantis (@RonDeSantisFL) September 9, 2018
Andrew Gillum held a rally in Orlando:
I don't just believe that we will win.
I KNOW that we will — because of our people-power.
— Andrew Gillum (@AndrewGillum) September 8, 2018
Attorney General candidate Sean Shaw spoke with University of Florida Democrats:
— Sean Shaw (@SShawFL) September 8, 2018
Agriculture Commissioner hopeful Nikki Fried joined Gillum at the Orlando rally:
Yesterday’s rally in Orlando was incredible—this is how we WIN! 🌊
As your next Ag Commissioner, we will work together and find solutions to protect our environment, support our local farmers, and provide a safe and healthy food supply for all Floridians! #TeamNikki pic.twitter.com/mcVA4DqJqc
— Nikki Fried (@nikkifried) September 9, 2018
Jeremy Ring, who’s running for CFO, also attended:
Words can’t describe how excited I am for this election! Our #WinningTicket is the most diverse and represents ALL Floridians from Pensacola to Key West! I’m proud to stand with @SenBillNelson @AndrewGillum @ChrisKingFL @nikkifried and @SShawFL ‼️ pic.twitter.com/ndBqLfqntL
— Senator Jeremy Ring (@JeremyRingFL) September 9, 2018
Incumbent CFO Jimmy Patronis welcomed Scott on the campaign trail :
It was wonderful to have First Lady Ann Scott and Governor Rick Scott in Panama City today! pic.twitter.com/mheKZwuioX
— Jimmy Patronis (@JimmyPatronis) September 9, 2018
U.S. Reps. Carlos Curbelo and Ileana Ros–Lehtinen attended the Miami Hurricanes home game:
— Carlos Curbelo (@CLCurbelo) September 8, 2018
Rep. Gus Bilirakis is representing the Buccaneers at the U.S. Capitol:
— Gus Bilirakis (@RepGusBilirakis) September 8, 2018
Congresswoman Stephanie Murphy canvassed Oviedo:
— Stephanie Murphy (@SMurphyCongress) September 8, 2018
State Rep. Carlos Guillermo Smith also is out on the trail in Orlando:
Signs in support of FAIRNESS and EQUALITY for all are showing up all over East Orlando in House District 49! You can request you own #TeamCarlos sign to be delivered today! #TeamCarlos #BringItHome https://t.co/aHjW5G2Q1T 🌊 pic.twitter.com/mWjsM5oxB2
— Rep. Carlos G Smith (@CarlosGSmith) September 9, 2018
A slew of Northeast Florida lawmakers aided state Rep. Jackie Toledo on the trail this weekend:
— Vein911 Vein Centers (@VEIN911_) September 9, 2018
State House Minority Leader Janet Cruz, who’s running against incumbent state Sen. Dana Young, attended the annual FEA conference.
— Janet Cruz (@SenJanetCruz) September 9, 2018