Rick Scott expects Republicans to take back Senate with help of Donald Trump
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The GOP will 'win a majority in the Senate and keep a majority in the House.'

Sen. Rick Scott, during an appearance on Friday’s “The Clay Travis and Buck Sexton“ show, offered optimistic predictions about Republican hopes in November.

And he credits presumptive presidential nominee Donald J. Trump with offering uplift.

“The only two of the states that we have to defend are Texas and Florida and (Ted Cruz) is working hard (in Texas) and we’re going to work hard and we’re going to win,” Scott said.

“We’re going to pick up West Virginia. So that gets us to 50 Republicans,” Scott said, suggesting that a couple other toss-up states could map the GOP road to the Senate majority.

He also believes Republicans will “pick up” Ohio, where Bernie Moreno is challenging Democrat Sherrod Brown, and Montana, where Democrat Jon Tester “doesn’t vote the way Montana goes.”

The former President, meanwhile, is “running a great Primary” and is “going to run a great General Election,” which will help Republicans “win a majority in the Senate and keep a majority in the House.”

Scott chaired the National Republican Senatorial Committee in 2022, and predicted the GOP would take back the Senate then also, so some may discount his optimism. But the map does seem more Republican friendly than it was two years ago.

The Senator, who is on the ballot this year himself, also offered commentary on how Florida has become increasingly friendly to the GOP.

“People are happy in Florida. They’re way happier than they are in, you know, most of the country and they’re happy because the Republican leadership in the state has worked.”

“I have 900,000 more registered Republicans. Think about when I won in 2010 for Governor. There were 568,000 more Democrats than Republicans,” Scott said.

Despite the numbers working in his favor in his re-election bid, the Senator says that as a candidate he will “take everything seriously” and run as if he’s behind in the race.

Scott won a very narrow race against Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson in 2018 after a recount, so he’s certainly aware of how drama can build in Florida races down the stretch.

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


6 comments

  • Impeach Biden

    April 6, 2024 at 12:26 pm

    Here come the Howler monkeys.🤣

  • Howler Monkey

    April 7, 2024 at 12:12 pm

    I predict Drumpf will continue to be an albatross to the GOP as he has been since 2018

  • Bill Altic USMC

    April 7, 2024 at 8:32 pm

    .There are very few democrats left. Most of them are Communist or socialist. Anyone?
    That does not stand for the Constitution and the American Flag needs to leave this country. My opinion.

    • Rick Whitaker

      April 8, 2024 at 10:52 am

      bill, have you got your bags packed? your post was very unamerican in tone, also very anti- constitution. perhaps, according to your own words, you should leave.

  • T

    April 8, 2024 at 8:28 am

    The GOP has embraced such an extremist platform on policy. Economically, reducing tax for those earning over $400k. Eliminating the rights of women to determine, with their doctor, to make decisions about reproductive decisions. Environment, rolling back protections of national parks, many of which were put in place by Republicans. Not supporting the most restrictive immigration plans from last 20 year negotiated by one of the most conservative of their party, Lankford. And quotes from Scott who has been shown over and over to be corrupt ethically and legally. Either republicans will hold their nose and vote Dem or they won’t vote. Even members of their own party are quitting Congress. Fed up with “politics vs advancing policy”. I’d bet they will lose the House, Senate and Presidential race.

    • Rick Whitaker

      April 8, 2024 at 11:07 am

      t, your right, the bad guys should lose.

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