Jeb Bush Endorses Rick Scott for Governor
By Matt O'Hern // November 13, 2013
ABOVE VIDEO: Former Gov. Jeb Bush addresses a crowd of Brevard County Republican activists at a Mitt Romney campaign rally in Melbourne on Nov. 3, 2012.
TALLAHASSEE • FLORIDA — Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush officially endorsed current Governor Rick Scott for re-election.
Bush’s endorsement came one week after his former attorney general and successor, Charlie Crist, announced his candidacy as a Democrat. Earlier today, the Republican Party of Florida published the following statements from Gov. Bush and Gov. Scott.
“I’m pleased to endorse Governor Scott for re-election and look forward to supporting his campaign during the coming year,” Bush said. “It’s simple why I’m supporting Rick Scott. He campaigned on a platform of getting Florida’s economy back on track, and has delivered on that promise.
“Governor Scott pledged to reinstate a business-friendly climate that fosters growth and job creation. Since taking office, Florida’s unemployment rate has fallen 4.1 percent, more than 365,000 jobs have been created and taxes have been cut for families and businesses.
While President Obama and Democrats in Congress are fixated on penalizing success, Governor Scott is pursuing policies to restore prosperity for more Floridians while prioritizing core state responsibilities, including increasing the state’s investment in education.
“Rick Scott demonstrated leadership when Florida needed it most, and he is the best candidate to lead our state for four more years.”
Governor Rick Scott thanked Bush for his endorsement and released the following statement:
“I am grateful to have the support and friendship of Governor Jeb Bush. His time as Governor built a strong foundation for Florida’s future by making our education system more accountable and our state’s economy more attractive to job creators. His positive vision for Florida continues to inspire us today as we work to cut taxes and get our economy back on track.”
Will Bush’s endorsement help Rick Scott win voters versus Charlie Crist? Comment below.
ABOVE VIDEO: Charlie Crist’s commercial about the start of his 2014 campaign for governor.
ABOVE VIDEO: RPOF’s rebuttal to Crist’s campaign commercial.