Rick Scott on FL Senate Race: Bill Nelson a 'Puppet' for Pelosi, Schumer
Florida Gov. Rick Scott reacted Friday on "Fox & Friends" to taking the lead in recent polling, as he looks to move to the Senate this November.
Ainsley Earhardt reported that a Mason-Dixon poll from the end of July shows Scott (R-Fla.) leading incumbent Sen. Bill Nelson (D-Fla.) by three points -- 47 to 44 percent.
Scott, a former pharmaceutical CEO and Navy veteran, said he is the "clear choice" over the onetime astronaut and "career politician" Nelson, who has served since 2000.
"He's going to do what Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) and Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) are going to do. He's a puppet for them," Scott said, adding that Nelson is a nice man but a reliable liberal vote in Congress.
Scott added that there is a "clear choice" in both his race, and the race to replace him as governor. He said that Nelson and Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum (D) are both "radical liberals," noting Gillum's support for a 40 percent corporate tax increase.
He said Gillum will bring Florida back to "Charlie Crist time" -- a reference to the left-leaning Republican-turned-Democrat who preceded him.
In his first television ad released this week, aired in both English and Spanish, Nelson said he "believe[s] the public office is a public trust" used to "serve the people, not the special interest."
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