Earlier this week, former Florida Governor Jeb Bush garnered headlines when he yet again floated a possible presidential run. Today, Bush is making his first campaign stop on behalf of embattled Governor Rick Scott.
In response to the Scott-Bush event, DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz issued the following statement:
“While Jeb Bush is reorienting himself to the campaign trail he’s starting off by lending his name to Tea Party Republicans like Rick Scott. Bush and his allies claim that he’s a different type of Republican, but there’s nothing new about aligning yourself with far right extremists like Rick Scott.
“Scott’s record from the last four years has hurt working Floridians – Scott cut taxes for wealthy special interests and big corporations, gutted funding for Florida’s public schools and refused to support equal pay for women. To top it off, through his partisan gamesmanship he has failed to expand Medicaid, which could provide approximately one million Floridians with health coverage.
“That’s the type of failed, extreme right-wing leadership that Jeb Bush decided to lend his name and credibility to as he mulls a run for President. As the saying goes, ‘Birds of a feather flock together.’”