Amid certification controversy, Rick Scott puts on brave face in NRSC donor pitch

Turning the page on the Donald Trump era, U.S. Senator Rick Scott conveyed an aspirational upbeat positivity in a new video introducing himself as chairman of the Senate campaign wing.

The video’s release came on a day when rumblings that Scott may not be effective as head of the National Republican Senatorial committee because of his decision to stand with a few bitter-enders in the Senate and oppose full certification of Joe Biden‘s win last November,

New York Times reporter Maggie Haberman reports of “very real concern” among those involved in Senate campaigns that Scott is toxic because he bucked a strong bipartisan consensus and gave the insurgents what they wanted. Liberal pressure groups likewise have called for Scott to step down.

A spokesperson told Florida Politics, in response to that question, that “Democrat groups in Washington are scared of Rick Scott taking over the NRSC.” And the video gives a sense of the Rick Scott who will be leading that national effort.

The imperatively-titled “We must win” runs just a little over two minutes, and sees an upbeat Scott in his familiar NAVY cap, focused on the future rather than the exiting administration.

“I’ve just now taken over as

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