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Rick Scott Says He’ll Back GOP Incumbents Over Trump Challengers

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Rick Scott Says He’ll Back GOP Incumbents Over Trump Challengers

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Sen. Rick Scott (R-Fla.), the new chairman of the National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC), said on Jan. 21 that he’ll back GOP incumbents even if former President Donald Trump or his family were to get involved in the 2022 Senate races. “I’m supporting incumbents,” Scott said during a press briefing on Capitol Hill when pressed on rumors that Trump’s daughter, Ivanka, might be considering running alongside fellow Florida Sen. Marco Rubio in 2022. He said that “nobody has talked to me” or confirmed the rumors, noting that he hasn’t spoken with Trump since he left office. “Nobody. I’ve tried to call around. Nobody’s said anything about Florida,” he said. Scott, who voted on Jan. 6 to object to the certification of electoral college votes in Pennsylvania, repeated his stance when asked if he would back Sen. John Thune (R-S.D.) against a Trump-backed challenger. As the new NRSC head, Scott is …

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