The Hotline notes that the Republican Party of Florida has made a “very substantial” television ad buy touting Gov. Rick Scott’s record as he seeks to recover from dismal approval numbers.
A bit early: “When was the last time a state party tried to boost a governor’s image with a TV ad more than two years before he faces reelection?… Some Republicans are concerned Scott could drag down the presidential ticket in the swing state.”
Of course, the RPOF is looking to boost Scott’s so far out from his re-election. Because if something isn’t done to bolster Scott’s anemic poll ratings, he is vulnerable to a primary challenge — trust me, there are some very interesting candidates NOT in the Florida Cabinet who are considering such a challenge — while only encouraging the white-haired knight, Charlie Crist, to enter the field.
These early television ads are actually a smart move by the Florida GOP.