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Scott to Head Federal Super PAC

He’s spoken with Trump about a Senate bid.

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Kimberly Railey
May 11, 2017, 9:55 a.m.

Gov. Rick Scott (R), a po­ten­tial Sen­ate can­did­ate, will serve as chair of a fed­er­al su­per PAC, New Re­pub­lic­an, fo­cused on rebrand­ing the Re­pub­lic­an Party. The group plans to launch TV and di­git­al ads in the com­ing months, with the goal of win­ning over young­er and minor­ity voters.

Scott’s former Chief of Staff Melissa Stone will serve as its ex­ec­ut­ive dir­ect­or, while GOP strategist Alex Cas­tel­lanos will be a seni­or ad­viser. (Hot­line re­port­ing)

STILL THINK­ING. Scott ac­know­ledged Wed­nes­day that Pres­id­ent Trump has en­cour­aged him to run for Sen­ate but said he has not made up his mind on a bid. Asked if Trump brings up the sub­ject a lot, Scott said, “not all the time.”

“I’ve got 608 days to go in this job. … I don’t feel any pres­sure to get in,” Scott said, speak­ing to re­port­ers at a Cap­it­ol Hill res­taur­ant. (Hot­line re­port­ing)

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