Senator Rick Scott Announces New TV Ad
Tampa, FL – Today, Senator Rick Scott announced a 5-figure TV ad buy in Tampa, Fort Myers, Tallahassee, and Gainesville that will air during Sunday Night Football. In the ad titled “Hostage,” Senator Scott calls out Washington politicians who attempted to hold American disaster victims hostage in exchange for sending more money to Ukraine. Senate Democrats blocked Senator Rick Scott’s Federal Disaster Responsibility Act because it didn’t include funding for Ukraine. And they insisted that any disaster relief money must also include funding for the war in Ukraine.
But Senator Scott refused to stop fighting and secured $16 billion in funding for Floridians, and all Americans, recovering from natural disasters. This ad is a message to Washington politicians that Senator Rick Scott won’t stand by and let Washington hold Floridians hostage.
Statement from Senator Rick Scott: “I’m in the Senate to represent the great state of Florida and that’s why I aggressively fought back when Washington politicians tried to hold Floridians hostage in exchange for funding foreign wars. While much more work still needs to be done on the budget process in Washington so we can finally deal with our $33 trillion in debt that has caused this rampant inflation, I am glad we were able secure this critical funding for Florida. My new ad is a reminder to those in Washington that I won’t let them ever get away with playing politics with hurricane victims.”