Florida Republican Gov. Rick Scott struck an anti-Washington tone as he announced plans Monday to run for the Senate against Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson, setting up what could be one of the most highly-watched races in the country.
“Some say as governor, I have never fit in or played by the political rules in Tallahassee,” Scott said in a video released by his campaign. “Well that’s true. And I never planned to fit in.”
Scott, first elected governor in 2010, kicked off his campaign Monday during a morning event in Orlando. He called for enacting term limits in Congress and discussed how he was raised in low income housing by a mother and stepfather who worked multiple jobs.
“I won’t fit in in Washington either,” Scott said. “It’s time to shake that place up. We don’t need another politician in Washington. It’s full of politicians. And that’s why it’s broken.”
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