Florida Governor and candidate for Senate, Rick Scott has been endorsed by the former governor of Puerto Rico, Carlos Romero Barceló, a Democrat. Jacob Ogles reports at FloridaPolitics.com that this is just one more in a long line of cross-party endorsements for Scott. He writes:
Former Puerto Rico Gov. Carlos Romero Barceló, one of the island nation’s most prominent Democrats, campaigned in Miami alongside Republican U.S. Senate candidate Rick Scott on Saturday.
Barceló adds himself to a long list of bipartisan leaders from Puerto Rico supporting the two-term Governor in his bid to unseat longtime Democrat Sen. Bill Nelson.
“As a former Governor, I know what it means to lead, and that is exactly what Governor Scott has done for his neighbors the American citizens in Puerto Rico,” Barceló said.
Like previous Democrats in the Hispanic community who endorsed Scott, Barceló offered no harsh words of criticism for the Democratic incumbent. But he made clear Scott had earned his support, mostly through work done with survivors of Hurricane Maria—both those on the island and the ones who emigrated to Florida after the storm.
“No one has done near the work he has done for the people of Puerto Rico,” Barceló said of Scott.
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