Social Security-focused PAC backs Debbie Mucarsel-Powell
Debbie Mucarsel-Powell was the first to call an alarm for the Russioan hack.

The National Committee to Preserve Social Security & Medicare PAC criticized Rick Scott's record on the programs.

As Democrats hammer U.S. Sen. Rick Scott on Social Security, a PAC focused on the issue endorsed one of his opponents.

The National Committee to Preserve Social Security & Medicare PAC endorsed former U.S. Rep. Debbie Mucarsel-Powell, the most prominent Democrat challenging Scott’s reelection.

“Florida seniors deserve a Senator who will defend their earned benefits, not threaten them,” said Max Richtman, president and CEO of the National Committee. “In Congress, Debbie Mucarsel-Powell earned a 100% voting record from the National Committee for fighting to protect and enhance Social Security and Medicare.”

Former U.S. Rep. James Roosevelt, a son of former President Franklin Roosevelt, founded the political committee in 1982 . As its name suggests, the committee has been dedicated to preserving the New Deal-era programs of Social Security and Medicare.

The popular programs have notably been at the center of Democratic attacks against Scott, particularly since he issued an agenda before the Midterms targeting long-standing federal programs. His “Rescue America” plan initially called for the sunset and review of all federally funded programs after five years, which President Joe Biden characterized as a threat to Social Security.

Scott eventually revised his plan to make clear he did not feel a need to review Social Security. But political opponents, including the National Committee, said the initial plan showed Scott’s real agenda.

“Senator Rick Scott’s record on these crucial programs could not be worse, including his original proposal to sunset Social Security, Medicare, and other crucial federal programs after five years,” Richtman said. “That is why the National Committee to Preserve Social Security & Medicare PAC is proud to endorse Debbie Mucarsel-Powell for United States Senate.”

Mucarsel-Powell welcomed the support.

“The choice in this election couldn’t be clearer: Rick Scott wrote the plan to put Social Security and Medicare on the chopping block, while I wrote the bill to expand Medicare,” the Miami Democrat said. “Americans work their entire lives so they can have a comfortable retirement — their hard-earned benefits shouldn’t be taken away by self-serving politicians.

“I’m so honored to receive this endorsement and I look forward to protecting Floridians’ Social Security and Medicare benefits in the Senate.”

The National Committee historically has supported mostly Democrats, but also some Republicans, according to spending tracked by Open Secrets. However, the committee has only supported Democrats since the 2014 election cycle.

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].


  • Impeach Biden

    November 21, 2023 at 11:12 am

    Debbie needs all the help she can get. No one is taking away your social security. When are the Dem’s going to stop with this nonsense. Of course the country is broke but that is another problem.

    • Flash01

      November 22, 2023 at 1:54 pm

      Social Security elimination is in every Republicans agenda.
      Medicare cut backs or elimination is also.
      Even DeSantis said it should go in the future.
      Stop trying to cover this item which is always on the plate and in the right wings dreams.

      • Impeach Biden

        November 23, 2023 at 10:23 am

        Every four years this is the Demo talking point. The mean, bad, racist, Repub candidate is going to take your social security, Medicaid, and Medicare. You obviously believe the BS.

        • rick whitaker

          November 24, 2023 at 10:25 am

          yeah, impeach biden, it seems that after you hear the truth over and over , every 4 years you say, then why are you having to be told the truth over and over? are you a slow learner or just a rebel without a fact. either way, you aren’t very erudite , that is for sure. every 4 years we have a losing candidate that doesn’t set out to defraud the country, well it finally changed didn’t it. thanks to uninformed people like you , something real bad happened to our country. it could happen with social security, if guys like you don’t educate yourselves with some facts in place of lies.

      • Impeach Biden

        November 23, 2023 at 10:28 am

        By the way, what is your proposal to cut spending or are all about free stuff with other people’s money? How long can we continue to do this?

        • Mark

          November 24, 2023 at 12:26 am

          Simple, get rid of the Trump and Bush tax cuts. Cut defense by 10%. And Social Security and Medicare aren’t “free stuff”. We paid for it.

  • Andy

    November 29, 2023 at 11:34 am

    The GOP in the House and Senate are working diligently to gut Social Security and Medicare, programs older than any of their members that have taken care of millions of seniors. The cater to their donors

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