I was one of the very few conservatives willing to defend Rick Scott when he ran for Governor the first time. Most of my friends were supporting his Republican opponent, who had been a long time presence in Washington. But Scott was a businessman, entrepreneurial, and had good conservative instincts. I thought he was getting a raw deal with a lot of attacks against him and was happy to defend him.
Over the last eight years as Governor of Florida, Scott has proven himself a steady hand in the crises of hurricanes, the tragedies of school shootings, and the daily grind of public policy making. I do not always agree with Governor Scott, but even in disagreement he makes his case well and shows a humility in leadership many forget. His rise from poverty and his successes and failures in business have kept him grounded even in success. He would be a good addition to the United States Senate.
New polling out shows Rick Scott has a good chance of beating Bill Nelson. As he should. Scott has a better record than Nelson's both in terms of accomplishments and being representative of what Florida actually wants.
In a year when the GOP controls the White House, history shows the Democrats will have a good year with Congress. That's why we need the best candidate possible against Bill Nelson. That is why we need Rick Scott.