Scott, DeSantis headline kickoff rally for Florida GOP

Posted at 11:45 AM, Sep 06, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-06 13:45:58-04

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    ORLANDO, Fla. (WESH) — Gov. Rick Scott is headlining a rally featuring the Florida Republican candidates running for statewide offices in November, including GOP gubernatorial nominee Ron DeSantis.

The kickoff rally for the Florida Republicans is being held Thursday at a motor-themed restaurant in downtown Orlando.

Scott and DeSantis are the GOP candidates in two of the most anticipated races of the midterm election. Facing term limits as governor, Scott is trying to unseat Democratic U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson.

DeSantis, whose primary campaign was boosted by an endorsement from President Trump, is facing Democratic gubernatorial nominee Andrew Gillum, who is vying to be Florida’s first African-American governor.

Later in the day, Vice President Mike Pence is holding fundraising receptions for Scott in Orlando and The Villages, the retirement community northwest of Orlando.

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