U.S. Sen. Rick Scott, R-Fla., was selected to lead the National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC) on Tuesday.
Scott faced no opposition to be the chairman of the NRSC, taking over from U.S. Sen. Todd Young, R-Ind.
“I’m honored my colleagues entrusted me with this responsibility and I look forward to the challenge. Keeping a Senate majority is vitally important to the future of this country and to preserving the American dream. Republicans across the nation are fighting for lower taxes, better jobs and opportunity, a secure border and safe communities. We know Democrats want the opposite – socialism, Medicare-for-all, defunding the police and the Green New Deal – and we won’t accept that. I’m confident that our message will continue to resonate with the American people and we won’t stop fighting to make Washington work for all families,” Scott said on Tuesday.
Scott was first elected to the U.S. Senate in 2018 when he defeated U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson, D-Fla., Before that, Scott served eight years as governor of Florida.
In 2022, 21 seats currently held by the GOP will be up for grabs while the Democrats will defend 13 Senate seats.
Scott is increasingly garnering attention as a potential presidential candidate in 2024.
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