National Republicans, including Rick Scott, announce ‘Take Back Our Country Tour’
Rick Scott.

Election 2022 Republican Agenda
One of its first stops will be in Doral on Oct. 18.

How high a priority is Florida for national Republicans in the Midterms? The Republican National Committee is announcing that its “Take Back Out Country Tour” will hold one its first stops in the Sunshine State.

U.S. Sen. Rick Scott, who heads the National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC), announced the tour with Republican National Committee (RNC) Chair Ronna McDaniel and National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC) Chair Tom Emmer. Interested voters were encouraged to sign up for updates online.

Meanwhile, almost immediately after the tour was announced, Florida media were notified of a stop in Doral for Tuesday, Oct. 18.

Scott, Florida’s junior U.S. Senator, will join McDaniel to stump with Reps. Mario Díaz-Balart, Carlos Giménez and María Elvira Salazar, as well as Lt. Gov. Jeanette Nuñez.

“Republicans are more united than ever to elect Republicans up and down the ballot and take back the House and Senate,” reads a joint statement from Scott, Emmer and McDaniel.

“This election is a referendum on Joe Biden and Democrats’ clear record of failure: rising costs, out of control crime, and an open border. Voters have nominated an incredible slate of Republican candidates that offer a clear alternative to Democrats’ disastrous one-party rule. The choice is clear this November and Republicans have commonsense solutions to take back our country.”

The event will kick off at 2 p.m. at the RNC Hispanic Community Center.

Scott’s interest, of course, is in electing a Republican majority in the Senate, though notably, the announced list of attendees did not include U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio. His re-election, though, is critical to efforts to reach 51 seats in the Senate. He faces a challenge from U.S. Rep. Val Demings, an Orlando Democrat.

Salazar remains the House incumbent in Florida facing the most serious challenge, if only because Democrats representing Florida swing districts chose not to seek re-election. A poll released Monday shows Salazar leading Democratic state Sen. Annette Taddeo, but it’s clear the NRCC still wants attention and support for the incumbent in Florida’s 27th Congressional District.

Giménez also faces a nationally backed challenge from Democrat Robert Ascencio.

Of course, re-electing Gov. Ron DeSantis and Nuñez to a second term has also been a high priority for national Republicans.

Jacob Ogles

Jacob Ogles has covered politics in Florida since 2000 for regional outlets including SRQ Magazine in Sarasota, The News-Press in Fort Myers and The Daily Commercial in Leesburg. His work has appeared nationally in The Advocate, Wired and other publications. Events like SRQ’s Where The Votes Are workshops made Ogles one of Southwest Florida’s most respected political analysts, and outlets like WWSB ABC 7 and WSRQ Sarasota have featured his insights. He can be reached at [email protected].


  • Elliott Offen

    October 17, 2022 at 11:43 am

    Take our country back and give it to the billionaires, multimillionaires, and grifters like Rick Scott. They will have to cheat seeing as the majority of Americans see through their scam by now. They’ll have to empower the terrorists among their supporters to bomb things when they don’t win for the rich. Just a pathetic wreck of a party and national security threat.

  • Yrral

    October 17, 2022 at 12:08 pm

    Lots of these White Supremacists are so confused,they are willing to vote for Walker, out of spite, knowing real well they despise him as being Black ,if any Republicans has any respect for themselves ,they would just stay home and not vote

    • Impeach Biden

      October 17, 2022 at 1:07 pm

      You are completely Full of shit. Plenty of colored folks are Republican’s. Here we go with the standard election saying, “Republican’s are racist”. So when the Republican’s put up people like Clarence Thomas, Condoleeza Rice, Colin Powel, etc. Then you Democrats call them Uncle Tom’s. You and your party are going down on 8 November.

      • Joe Corsin

        October 17, 2022 at 2:13 pm

        Well you said the word “colored folks.” This is an old racist term. You see why people call stupid Republicans racist? Because they don’t give a shit about anyone but white people. Otherwise they would take the time to know and understand what in the hell they are talking about when it comes to race and racial terms.

        • Impeach Biden

          October 17, 2022 at 2:33 pm

          If I said black you would be triggered. If I said African American you would be triggered. People are wising up to your tired old game. What is allowable in your twisted world? I have heard black peoples say “us colored folks”. You are an idiot Corsin.

          • Ocean Joe

            October 17, 2022 at 5:34 pm

            Are you guys going to bring out the Willie Horton ads again?

          • I know that

            October 18, 2022 at 4:44 pm

            “If I was black you would triggered”

            If you were black you would be shot by the cops lol

  • Don’t Look Up

    October 17, 2022 at 1:47 pm

    Why are senior citizens who have ruined this country’s future for the next generation allowed to participate in a way forward?

    ……..not that the Republican leadership has ever proposed a vision for America’s future. Magical thinking Republicans think 1950 is the model period for America’s future!

  • Yrral

    October 17, 2022 at 1:50 pm

    Google Colin Powell Voted For Obama

    • Impeach Biden

      October 17, 2022 at 2:34 pm

      People make mistakes all the time. Powell does as well.😀

  • Yrral

    October 17, 2022 at 4:28 pm

    Republicans party is the party that cater,too the worst of White Supremacists character,vote suppression, because they know they cannot win with a party ,that is not a reflection of America Google Virginia Thomas Virginia Voter Suppression

  • Yrral

    October 17, 2022 at 5:30 pm

    It time for the Klu Klux Klan Act of 1871 to invoke in Florida,to stop voter suppression and voter intimidation,it was design originally to be used against White Supremacists, swift and efficient legal judgement was meade out against those ,who chose to transgress people right to vote,if you are into too civil rights and voter rights,this law can be your ally in this Florida election cycle Google Klu Klux Klan Act of 1871 Voter Suppression

  • marylou

    October 18, 2022 at 12:57 pm

    Republicans want to Take Back Our Country….All the way back to the 13th Century.


  • marylou

    October 18, 2022 at 6:23 pm

    Republicans want to Take Back Our Country….All the way back to the 13th Century.


  • Yrral

    October 19, 2022 at 8:48 am

    Trump Trash Train Tour

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