Rick Scott’s First Ad Targets Term Limits (And, Not So Subtly, Nelson) Rick Scott’s First Ad Targets Term Limits (And, Not So Subtly, Nelson) – NTK Network

Rick Scott’s First Ad Targets Term Limits (And, Not So Subtly, Nelson)

The Florida governor, who just announced his bid for U.S. Senate last week, released his first TV ad of the campaign on Tuesday.

By NTK Staff | 04.17.2018 @3:00pm
Rick Scott’s First Ad Targets Term Limits (And, Not So Subtly, Nelson)

Gov. Rick Scott (R-FL) is term-limited from running for governor again. He’s just fine with that, according to the first TV ad his U.S. Senate campaign released Tuesday.

“Term Limits,” Scott’s first TV ad since jumping in the Senate race last week, shows the governor standing in front of a whiteboard with an outline of the United States on it.

Scott argues that, of the 41,000-plus zip codes in the country, just one opposes term limits: Washington, D.C. (which is actually comprised of several zip codes).

“The only place that doesn’t want term limits on Congress? Right here, Washington, where all the career politicians are,” Scott says in the ad.

Scott’s focus on career politicians is no accident. He’s running against Sen. Bill Nelson (D-FL), a career politician who first ran for office in during the Nixon administration in 1972.

“In Washington, they say term limits can’t be done,” he adds. “That’s nonsense. We don’t work for them, they work for us. I’m Rick Scott. I approve this message. Let’s get to work.”

Scott’s “let’s get to work” is a reference to his campaign for governor in 2010, when he shocked the political world in Florida by jumping in the Republican primary and winning the governorship in the fall. Scott made job creation a cornerstone of his campaign, and recently PolitiFact gave Scott a “Promise Kept” score for saying he would create 700,000 jobs in Florida over a seven-year period.

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