‘We’re going to win’: Rick Scott rallies support in Michigan for Senate leadership bid

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The Senator also talked about how he expects to be a catalyst down-ballot in his own re-election campaign. 

Rick Scott continues to press his case to lead the Senate GOP caucus, telling a crowd Friday in Detroit his plan.

“Let’s go build the most kickass country in the world,” Florida’s junior Senator said to the Turning Point USA conference.

Scott’s remarks, which ran roughly 21 minutes, included commentary on his loss to Republican Leader Mitch McConnell in 2022, before a vow that 2024’s race for the open position would be different.

“So there will be a leadership race and we are going to win,” Scott promised, before explaining the importance of having a “conservative leader in the Senate.”

“Whoever is the leader of the senate, if we get a majority in the Senate and we can win, we decide what we vote on,” Scott said, adding that “Green New Deals” and “attacking fossil fuel” would be dead letters if he were in charge.

“We’ll work our butts off to balance the budget. We won’t have a woke military,” Scott said. “None of these things will ever be voted on because the Majority Leader of the Senate gets to decide what we vote on.”

The Senator also talked about how he expected to be a catalyst down-ballot in his own re-election campaign. 

“I’m going to get all the Republican and all the independents, all the Democrats that vote for me to vote for somebody in the local race. For every school board race, every mayor’s race, every city council, everybody votes for them,” Scott said. “Everybody that votes for a Republican, I’m going to get their vote. So if I wanna win, I want all those people to win.”

“If you want to win, you’ve got to maximize every vote.So for every election, every mayoral election, go get every vote. Even if it’s a purely Republican district, get every Republican voter, every independent that’s going to vote for us, get everybody to the polls.”

A.G. Gancarski

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  • Michael K

    June 15, 2024 at 10:18 am

    Besides wanting to sunset Medicare and Social Security – and lining his pocket – what else does he stand for?

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      June 15, 2024 at 10:24 am

      There we go with another fear talking point by the Democrats. Do you really believe that SSN and Medicare are going away? By the way you didn’t mention the other talking point, abortion.

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      • Michael K

        June 15, 2024 at 11:52 am

        It’s in writing, honey. Look it up. It was his 10 oint plan for the last he tried to grab senate leadership.

      • Tom

        June 15, 2024 at 11:57 am

        So you’re saying social security won’t be running out of money in 2035? Bit more fact than fiction I think but I’m still curious what he (or republicans in general) actually stand for. Project 2025? That is some scary stuff.

      • MH/Duuuval

        June 15, 2024 at 8:35 pm

        What you got in your ears, son, cotton? Trick has already laid his cards on the line and, while other MAGAs backed away from him in public, he’s still out there with the so-called budget hawks who want to give huge tax breaks to the wealthy and corporations and make up for the deficits by cutting services.

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  • Ocean Joe

    June 16, 2024 at 12:12 am

    Always refreshing to see Republicans approach to global warming is (a) denial, or (b) kick the can down the road. A hot summer is upon us. Maybe a few months of staggering temperatures will wake up some folks before election day, or we go with big oil again and trap our children in an unfixable, unlivable mess.
    Yes, it’s alarmist. I think it needs to be. Anything less than an over reaction will not be enough. But if you’re rich like Ricky, you just turn down the thermostat and support like minded folks who refuse to allow counties to require water and safety breaks and refuse to allow government to mention it. Stunning, selfish and irresponsible. It’s the Republican way!

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      June 19, 2024 at 5:31 pm

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