Gov. Scott makes campaign stop in Melbourne


Gov. Rick Scott talked to Republican supporters during a campaign stop at Classic Flooring in Melbourne on April 11. Scott is running for the U.S. Senate.

VIERA VOICE Darrell Woehler


With his feet firmly planted in the state of Florida, Florida’s two-term Republican Gov. Rick Scott has his eyes set on the U.S. Senate and Washington, D.C.

Gov. Scott and his wife, Ann, have made and are making whirlwind campaign stops in various Florida cities since announcing the Senate run.

On April 11, they made a stop at Classic Flooring at 3115 Aspinwall Ave. in Melbourne.

In a jam-packed warehouse room at the rear of the showroom in front of approximately 150 supporters, sort of a Who’s Who of Republican leadership in Brevard County, Scott spoke about what he has done for Florida residents as governor and what he hopes to do if he is elected to the U.S. Senate.

Scott hopes to unseat Sen. Bill Nelson, a former astronaut and a graduate of Melbourne High School.

During his speech, Scott talked about how people said he would not fit in as governor when he first ran for the office. He said a lot of the same people feel he won’t fit in as a senator in Washington, either.

His campaign theme is: Let’s Get to Work!