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NFIB Backs Scott Over Nelson

July 16, 2018 - 12:45pm
Rick Scott
Rick Scott

The National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) threw its support behind Gov. Rick Scott’s challenge to U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson, D-Fla. 

NFIB President and CEO Juanita D. Duggan announced the NFIB FedPAC’s endorsement at a media event in St. Petersburg on Monday. 

“Gov. Rick Scott has been a true champion for small business during his time as Florida’s governor and we believe he will continue to deliver for small business in the U.S. Senate,” said Duggan. “Gov. Scott has a tremendous record of cutting taxes for small business, saving Florida businesses more than $7 billion over the last 7 years. I am glad to be here today in St. Petersburg to announce NFIB’s endorsement of Gov. Scott for U.S. Senate. We believe Gov. Scott will be a great U.S. Senator and we look forward to witnessing his continued work on behalf of small businesses in Florida and beyond.”

“Thanks to the hard work of Florida businesses and our continued focus on cutting taxes and reducing burdensome regulations, more than 1.5 million jobs have been created for families across our state in just over seven years,” said Scott. “While career politicians in Washington think that raising taxes and growing government is the only way to achieve economic growth, Florida has proven them wrong. 

“As U.S. senator, I’ll work every day to build on Florida’s incredible economic success and share the importance of cutting taxes and supporting business growth with the rest of the country. I am proud to receive the endorsement of NFIB today and I look forward to continuing to work together with Florida job creators to reform Washington,” Scott added. 

NFIB’s Florida Executive Director Bill Herrle weighed in on Scott’s tenure in Tallahassee, saying it made the governor an ideal candidate for small businesses to support. 

“Since entering office in January 2011, Gov. Rick Scott’s singular mission was jobs, jobs, jobs,” said Herrle. “By focusing on workers and growing our state’s economy, Gov. Scott created 1.5 million private sector jobs and drove down the state’s unemployment rate from 10.7 percent to 3.8 percent. Gov. Scott has a true understanding of the issues that concern small business and we are proud to endorse him for election to the U.S. Senate.”

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You have done an outstanding job for Florida, Governor Scott. I'm sure you'll continue to support our President once you get to Washington. I know Ron DeSantis will continue your fine work when he wins the Florida governorship. With you in Washington and Ron here in Florida, the FACTS will continue to show Florida is WINNING. With the Conservative agenda being enacted along with Conservative Judges, Florida and the U.S. can do nothing but prosper. We can use the increase in revenue to help our kids in school and provide everyone with good paying jobs. It is a win win situation for both sides of the aisle. Anyone who fights against this proven agenda is nuts or worse. Thanks again for your service!

Rick Scott needs to leave Florida period.Wish he will just go away.

So what is the big deal? I would like to know about this NFIB, has it been bought and paid for? Gov Scott has a lot of baggage he is dragging around and some of it is not so good.

Big deal. A Republican Party fan club endorsing a Republican. Who woulda thunk it?

big shock there, bought and paid for business hack gets their endorsement...too funny.

I AM A PERSON OF NO POLITICAL PARTY AFFILIATION, I AM WHAT YOU CALL A CONSPIRACY FREAK. I AM DELIGHTED TO KNOW THAT THE NATIONAL FEDERATION OF INDEPENDENT BUSINESSES BACKS GOVERNOR RICK SCOTT. I AM A FLORIDIAN AT HEART, AND HAVE PLANS TO ACTUALLY BECOME A FLORIDIAN, UNFORTUNATELY I DO NOT LIVE IN FLORIDA NOW. LISTEN UP TO ALL OF YOU WHO ARE CURRENT RESIDENTS AND ARE FLORIDIANS!!!:::YOU LET ANY DEMOCRAT IN OFFICE, AND I GUARANTEE YOU THAT ALL YOU EVER WORKED FOR, ALL THE ENCHANTMENT OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA, AND ALL ACHIEVEMENTS SHALL BE INSTANTLY DEAD, AND THE ENTIRE STATE TURN INTO A GHETTO. YOU MUST DO EVERYTHING YOU POSSIBLY CAN DO NOT TO LET ANY DEMOCRAT IN OFFICE. I AM ONE HELL OF A CONSPIRACY FREAK THAT IS IN SUPPORT OF GOVERNOR RICK SCOTT!!!

The main "enchantment" of Florida has always been its' environment. There is no greater enemy of Florida's nature than the Climate Denier, Oil and Sugar puppet, Rick Scott. BTW, you live in Georgia which has been run by Republicans even longer than Florida, so why are you wanting to move?

BTW OJ, YOU live in Denial which has been run by Democrat type thinking ever since "Emancipation".

Who types in all caps? Something is not right with this boy.

You are welcome in Florida anytime! One only had to look to decaying liberal controlled cities like Detroit& Chicago to see the chaos and ruin! Bill Nelson has been in office far too long! He destroyed the space industry by supporting Obama

Hey ORC - you sound like a really sharp person - What's you take on the Trump relationship with Russia? Just asking for your obviously "heartfelt" response!

Chuckle, chuckle, chuckle! (Hopefully, the clown never actually does move to Florida!)

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