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Scott Meets With GOP Donors Over Weekend

A Scott adviser maintained he hasn't decided on the race.

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Kimberly Railey
March 5, 2018, 8:55 a.m.

Gov. Rick Scott (R) spent “some time with influential Republican donors this weekend, ahead of a possible Senate campaign launch.” On Saturday, Scott was “slated to speak at the Republican National Committee’s spring donor retreat in Palm Beach, Fla. … After addressing the RNC, Scott” was set to attend a dinner in Naples, FL, “with donors to a super PAC he is chairing called ‘New Republican.’”

“A Scott associate who has been in contact with the governor predicted Scott could launch a Senate bid soon after the scheduled end of the Florida legislative session on March 9. Separately, a Republican frequently in touch with top GOP senators and officials said they were privately anticipating the same potential timeline.”

“Burgos said she expects Scott to face questions about his plans at Saturday’s super PAC gathering but that his answer on the Senate race will be the same one he’s given before.”

Burgos: “He hasn’t decided, and he will decide when he believes it’s time.” (Washington Post)

Scott has long been considered the likeliest challenger to Sen. Bill Nelson (D).

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