Rick Scott’s New Ad Against “Career Politicians” Doesn’t Mention He Is a Two-Term Governor

From the Palm Beach Post, 04/17/2018:

Florida Gov. Rick Scott, who emphasized an outsider theme when he launched his U.S. Senate bid against Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson last week, continues to do so with a debut TV ad advocating term limits for members of Congress to rid Washington of “career politicians.”

Scott’s campaign is spending about $2 million to air the 30-second spot statewide. Scott appears as just a marker-wielding guy in a checked shirt and jeans, with no mention of his status as twice-elected Florida governor and no mention Nelson — though the “career politicians” tag is clearly meant to include the three-term incumbent.

… “In Washington, they say term limits can’t be done. 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.”

Florida voters overwhelmingly approved term limits for most state and federal offices in a 1992 referendum. But the voter-imposed limits on U.S. House and U.S. Senate members in Florida and 22 other states were struck down in a 1995 U.S. Supreme Court ruling, which held that limiting congressional terms would require an amendment to the U.S. Constitution.

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