Rick Scott slams Raphael Warnock for using borrowed dog in political ad
Rick Scott. Image via AP.

Rick Scott
Scott once adopted a dog during a campaign, but returned 'Reagan' after he was elected Governor.

Rick Scott issued a new attack on a Georgia Democratic Senator Tuesday, in the latest sign that the 2022 campaign has gone to the dogs.

Scott, the Chairman of the National Republican Senatorial Committee who has in the past faced frustrating questions about his own canine connections, pointed out Warnock’s borrowing of a supporter’s beagle in a campaign ad as an attack.

Raphael Warnock? A Marxist. And he is lying about his record. He ran as a middle-of-the-road guy in 2020. He had a nice ad with a little dog, which he doesn’t even own,” Scott said on Tuesday’s Guy Benson Show on Fox News Radio.

Scott was amplifying misinformation refuted just last month by a CNN fact check, which blamed Republican nominee Herschel Walker for starting the drama on Twitter by saying the dog had been missing since Warnock’s election.

“Warnock did not lie about having a dog. CNN could find no evidence that Warnock ever claimed that Alvin was his own dog. Nor could the fact-checking website PolitiFact earlier this year. Warnock’s campaign says he never made such a claim. And Walker’s campaign did not respond to a CNN request to provide any evidence that Warnock did,” the fact check contended.

Interestingly, Scott found a four-legged running mate in his first campaign for Florida Governor in 2010. Rescue dog Reagan, named for the 20th century Republican President, lived briefly at the Governor’s Mansion before he was removed.

“He was a rescue dog,” Scott told the Tampa Bay Times, “and he couldn’t be around anybody that was carrying anything, and so he wouldn’t get better.”

Scott had adopted the dog after winning the Republican nomination in the Governor’s race. The Times noted that the name Reagan was selected after the question was posed to Scott’s Facebook followers.

“The Scott family is proud to announce that the name (chosen by you) for their newly adopted pup is Reagan! Thanks to everyone who participated in the fun contest,” then-candidate Scott announced.

A.G. Gancarski

A.G. Gancarski has written for FloridaPolitics.com since 2014. He is based in Northeast Florida. He can be reached at [email protected] or on Twitter: @AGGancarski


14 comments

  • Joe Corsin

    September 20, 2022 at 4:43 pm

    Scott is a lying azzhole himself. Pled the fifth like 70+ times…also wants to shutdown programs that help people so that money goes through his hands first. Him and people like him. He’s an anarcho capitalist…

    Reply

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  • Frankie M.

    September 20, 2022 at 4:46 pm

    So dude adopts a rescue dog just to put it down? Shave that dog & teach it to hunt?

    Reply

  • tom palmer

    September 20, 2022 at 5:04 pm

    How desperate Sen. Medicare Fraud has become.

    Reply

  • Hope

    September 20, 2022 at 6:57 pm

    Herschel Walker is ahead of Warnock in the polls.

    Atlanta’s crime rate has surpassed Chicago.

    It is Walker for the win!

    Reply

    • Jay Smif

      September 21, 2022 at 10:31 am

      Walker is a Texan, dumb as a retarded squirrel, you don’t know a damn thing about Chicago, and if Georgia is gullible enough to vote for drooling loser Walker, then we’ll have no choice but to nuke the state from orbit to save the nation, along with Florida and Texas of course, you ignorant hag.

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      • Hope

        September 21, 2022 at 12:29 pm

        I think you just made the case that your intelligence is equal to retarded squirrel. If you can’t make a point without being obnoxious and name calling that means you are losing.

        Herschel Walker is six points ahead of Warnock.

        I hope your day is as pleasant as you are.

        Reply

  • Aggie Tate

    September 20, 2022 at 8:20 pm

    Projection is rampant in the GOP. Rick Scott thinks just because he had a rent-a-dog and uses them whenever he can in his social media posts (attempting to appear human), that everyone else is doing the same. He’s grasping at straws to try to cover up his major Senate Campaign Finance failure or the fact that he’s almost as unpopular as Ted Cruz.

    Reply

  • PeterH

    September 20, 2022 at 8:29 pm

    Like Rick Scott has nothing better to do!

    REPUBLICANS are America’s problem!

    VOTE ALL REPUBLICANS OUT OF OFFICE!

    Reply

  • Returned

    September 20, 2022 at 11:06 pm

    “Returned Reagan”

    It probably just died like him lol

    Reply

  • rust never sleeps

    September 21, 2022 at 9:11 am

    Alien Rick – Pathetic that you have to go on Fix Entertainment and call a Georgia candidate a Marxist. You are elected to represent FLORIDA, dumbbell! Do you fricking job, scumbag. You pled the Fifth 75 times in your deposition for medicare fraud and your company agreed to pay $1.7 BILLION in fines for multiple felonies. You should be in prison Rick. FYYCSMF

    Reply

    • Hope

      September 21, 2022 at 12:31 pm

      Sybil called, she wants her multiple personalities back.

      Reply

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