Senate Showdown? Scott May Be Plotting Challenge To McConnell

Rick Scott, Mitch McConnell

At a glance

  • Before the midterms are even in the books, there’s speculation that Florida Sen. Rick Scott will challenge Kentucky Sen. Mitch McConnell’s leadership in the Senate.
  • Scott wouldn’t rule out the idea on an appearance on NBC’s “Meet The Press.”
  • When host Chuck Todd asked if Scott would consider running for Senate Majority Leader, Scott responded by saying that he is “not focused on anything except getting a majority Tuesday night.” When Todd called his response a “non-answer,” Scott replied by adding that “it’s a possibility.”

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