Rick Scott, Florida’s outgoing Republican Governor, is out with a new ad in the race for U.S. Senate, highlighting the endorsement of Andrew Pollack, who lost his daughter in February’s shooting in Parkland.
Scott is attempting to unseat Democratic U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson.
“I get my strength when I think of my daughter and how much she means to me,” Pollack begins.
“I just didn’t want to believe it that out of all the people that it could’ve been my daughter on that third floor. And I also lost a big part of my life that day. I might as well have been buried with her because I’ll never be the same.”
Pollack then turns to discussing the work he did on the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Public Safety Act, which was signed by Scott.
“I put my mind into working. So I picked a battle that we’ll all agree on no matter what party you’re affiliated with, and that’s protecting our kids in the schools. The Governor said to me numerous times, ‘Andy, you stay focused. Don’t get distracted and stick to your mission.’ And we did it. We got that bill passed in Florida.
“Rick Scott wasn’t worried about the politics that came with that bill, and he did what he thought was right. We need a politician that’s going to do what’s right. I truly believe that, that Rick Scott loves this country, and he wants to get up to Washington and make a difference.”
That bill raised the minimum age to buy a gun in Florida from 18 to 21. It also banned bump stocks, the type of modification used in last year’s Las Vegas shooting, among other new restrictions.
You can watch Scott’s new ad below.