Debbie Mucarsel-Powell plans to ‘lower costs’ for Floridians in Senate

What would Rick Scott's likely General Election opponent do if she wins in November?

U.S. Sen. Rick Scott’s likely challenger in November is betting that pocketbook issues will help distinguish her from her opponent, releasing a policy plan intended to address “skyrocketing costs.”

“As an immigrant who worked my way up from a minimum wage job to associate dean at FIU to serving in Congress, I’m running for the U.S. Senate to protect and expand opportunities for hardworking Floridians who are struggling,” said Debbie Mucarsel-Powell.

“But they’re never going to thrive under Rick Scott’s affordability crisis and extreme policies. From the rising costs of homeowners insurance to housing to health care, prices are out of control and Floridians are fed up. I’ll never stop fighting for hardworking Florida families in the Senate, and together we’re going to expand economic opportunities that move this state forward.”

Among the policy solutions are some that may seem unusual in a Senate race, including a vow to combat the “corporate consolidation of big grocery chains,” following in the footsteps of Senators opposed to a proposed merger between Kroger and Albertsons.

The Democrat also promised to fight “shrinkflation” and pricing schemes from “big oil,” while working to cap drug costs, as well as looking to increase renter protections and to fight hedge funds as they continue to create market competition for individual buyers in the home market.

Beyond these aspirations, Mucarsel-Powell said she would also fight increased property insurance costs. She also wants to expand solar power in Florida and draw on federal resources for infrastructure resiliency funding to prevent flooding, something Scott voted against.

She also vowed to fight China, by promoting legislation to promote buying American, and to onshore solar panel production, which currently is concentrated in that country.

A.G. Gancarski

A.G. Gancarski has been the Northeast Florida correspondent for Florida Politics since 2014. He writes for the New York Post and National Review also, with previous work in the American Conservative and Washington Times and a 15+ year run as a columnist in Folio Weekly. He can be reached at [email protected] or on Twitter: @AGGancarski


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  • Impeach Biden

    May 20, 2024 at 1:34 pm

    Blah, Blah, Blah, Blah. Debbie gonna get rolled in November.

    • MH/Duuuval

      May 20, 2024 at 11:52 pm

      Ms. Powell will roll Tricky if he tries to speak his pidgin Spanish in a debate.

      • Impeach Biden

        May 21, 2024 at 11:00 am

        Good morning MH. Still waiting on our friendly wager. So you and Mucarsel-Powell are gonna hang their hat on who speaks better Spanish between her and Scott. Are you aware that the official language of world commerce is English? If one wants to get ahead, learn it.

        • rick whitaker

          May 21, 2024 at 2:15 pm

          16 YEAR OLD GIRL, what’s your point? i don’t think you even have a point. that’s the sixteen year old in you.

        • MH/Duuuval

          May 21, 2024 at 9:12 pm

          If you want to win in south Florida, gringo, better learn a bit of espanol. Even Tricky has figured that out.

          I’ll wager you be crying in the aftermath of Nov., por supuesto.

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