Governor Rick Scott held a press conference at the Wingate by Windham Miami Airport with Jenniffer González-Colón and a dozen other leaders from Puerto Rico that endorse the Governor in his bid to unseat Senator Bill Nelson in November.
In the press conference, Governor Scott noted that “It has been an honor to work alongside Congresswoman Jenniffer González-Colón and Puerto Rico’s elected officials to support Puerto Rico’s ongoing recovery and ensure Puerto Rican families here in Florida have the resources they need to succeed.”
On twitter, González-Colón shared her thoughts on supporting Governor Scott.
.@ScottforFlorida demostró su calidad humana al inmediatamente extendernos una mano ante la catástrofe q sufría PR a causa de Marìa. Continúa pendiente de las necesidades de los ciudadanos en PR y le abrió las puertas a quienes escogieron Florida como su nuevo hogar. Gracias! pic.twitter.com/rXpWd8GICS
— Jenniffer González (@Jenniffer2012) September 1, 2018
González-Colón was the first woman ever elected as Puerto Rico’s only non-voting representative in the House, and she formally endorsed Governor Scott in May by saying that “They say that hard times will always reveal true friends, and I cannot think of a better friend to the American citizens of Puerto Rico than Governor Scott.”
In a poll held before the primary elections, Governor Scott polled higher than Senator Nelson Amon Puerto Ricans, and Governor Scott was also considered better-liked and better-known among Puerto Ricans.
At the press conference, Governor Scott assured that “We have worked hard to help our neighbors in need and create a booming economy that provides opportunities for every family in Florida.”