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Florida Gov. Rick Scott's response to Hurricane Irma has given his profile a boost just before he's expected to run for Senate, The Hill reports.
Republican leaders have urged Scott, who is term-limited as governor, to challenge Sen. Bill Nelson, D-Fla., in 2018. Until Irma, he hadn't faced a large-scale storm in his time in office, but many applauded his organization efforts.
Scott - Storm - Consultant - Anthony - Pedicini
Scott "came up to bat having never been through a huge storm," Republican consultant Anthony Pedicini told the Hill. "This was a storm that was going to affect the entire state and the most populated portions of the state. This guy has handled it like he's done it every day."
GOP strategist Chris Ingram described the crisis as a "moment for [Scott] to shine," telling the Hill that "it solidifies his position as a leading contender in the Republican field."
Ingram - Kind - Helps
Ingram added, "I think he's pretty determined he's going to do it and this just kind of helps scare away any...
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