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Rick Scott Seeks Second Term as U.S. Senator

“We’re going to keep fighting to do the things the people of Florida elected me to do,” Scott said in Doral while explaining details on his “Make Washington Work” legislative priorities.

DORAL, FLORIDA — On Wednesday, Senator Rick Scott announced plans to seek re-election to the U.S. Senate in 2024. During his appearance in Doral, Scott spoke about his future while explaining details on his “Make Washington Work” legislative priorities.

“It’s been a great opportunity to represent you,” Scott told supporters. “I’ve got two more years [and] I’ll be running for re-election. I’m going to work my butt off.”

Elected to the U.S. Senate after serving two terms as Florida’s governor, Scott’s current term ends on January 3, 2025. The next time he appears on the ballot will be in 2024 during the presidential election.

“We’ve worked hard to turn Florida into a red state that elects Republicans up and down the ballot,” Scott said. “But I never take anything for granted. The people of Florida have elected me three times so far to fight for conservative values, stand up to Joe Biden and the radical, woke Democrats, and bring common sense to Washington. We’re going to keep fighting to do the things the people of Florida elected me to do.”


In an effort to stop illegal immigration, Senator Scott, Michael Waltz in the U.S. House, and other members of Florida’s congressional delegation want to double the distance from U.S. shores that federal authorities can enforce U.S. laws.

This week, Scott introduced the Extending Limits of U.S. Customs Waters Act, a bill extending U.S. authority farther from the coast. If passed, Customs and Border Protection and the Coast Guard would have the authority to execute the law 24 nautical miles from American soil.

Scott said that drug and human traffickers make it necessary to codify the extension into federal law. He also blamed Biden for lax border enforcement, leading to an influx of fentanyl and the recent increase in Cuban and Haitian migrants entering the Southern tip of Florida.


Scott said his plan for the 118th Congress includes “fighting for families” and prioritizing legislation around curbing out-of-control spending and economic development.

Senate colleagues selected Scott to lead the National Republican Senatorial Committee in last November’s midterm elections. This month, he tried to unseat Mitch McConnell as the Senate minority leader but was unsuccessful.

“Two years ago today, I warned my colleagues of the consequences of raising the debt ceiling without spending reforms,” Scott wrote on Twitter. “I reminded them again today.”

“It’s time for accountability. We must demand fiscal sanity & end the reckless spending. NOW is the time to get it done,” Scott added.