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Rick Scott Remains Optimistic About Republicans’ Chances in 2014

by Javier Manjarres

With Republicans still licking their wounds two weeks out from an across-the-board thumping administered by the Democratic Party, the focus for both parties is now the 2014 mid-term elections, and two of those critical races will include high profile incumbent Republican Governors defending their seats.

Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker and Florida Governor Rick Scott have both gained national attention for their efforts against in opposition to widely unpopular and unsustainable ‘ObamaCare’ law as well as for standing up to the increasingly unrealistic demands of labor unions.

The latest Quinnipiac poll of Scott’s approval rating has him at 39%, a number that is much lower than Walker’s, who enjoys a 52% approval rating.

This low approval number is tethered in part to the current state of the overall  economy, but many Florida insiders expect this number to climb and approach 50%.  In a recent phone conversation, Governor Scott told the Shark Tank that he felt confident about the his prospects in 2014.  He also indicated that RPOF would be in better shape once the 2014 election season kicks into gear.

Scott and his family will be celebrating Thanksgiving back home in Naples, and he’ll be back in Tallahassee on Saturday to resume his gubernatorial duties.

The word on the street is that Scott’s team will be shuffling its staff around in anticipation of his 2014 gubernatorial re-election bid.

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Javier Manjarres
Javier Manjarres

As the managing editor of The Shark Tank, Javier was awarded the 2011 CPAC Blogger of the Year. Countless videos and articles from the Shark Tank have been featured on Fox News, The Hill, Wall Street Journal, and other national news publications. Javier has also appeared on Univision’s “Al Punto” and numerous radio shows, including being the weekly 92.5 Fox News' DayBreak with Drew Steele political contributor, as well as one of NewsmaxTV's conservative commentators. Javier has also authored "BROWN PEOPLE," which is a book about Hispanic Politics. Learn more at

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