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)