Some are already speculating Senator Rick Scott could be considering running for president in 2024 and his latest trip to Iowa is sure to add fuel to the fire. However, Scott who chairs the National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC) says that the visit is about ensuring the GOP wins back the House in 2022.
Fox News reports:
The Iowa GOP invited Scott to Hawkeye State, where he’ll team up in Cedar Rapids with fellow Republicans Sen. Joni Ernst, Rep. Ashley Hinson and state party Chair Jeff Kaufmann to help raise money for Republicans.
The state’s senior senator, Republican Sen. Chuck Grassley, is up for reelection next year, but the longtime lawmaker has yet to say whether he’ll run for an eighth six-year term representing Iowa in the nation’s capital.
On the eve of his trip, Scott told the Des Moines Register he’s “very optimistic that Sen. Grassley’s going to run … Actually, I’d be surprised if he doesn’t.”
Scott, a multimillionaire health care executive and venture capitalist who served two terms as Florida governor before winning election to the Senate in 2018, is currently crisscrossing the country, meeting with Republican donors, activists and GOP lawmakers and state leaders as he aims to boost the NRSC’s coffers to help the party retake the Senate.
Senator Scott’s name has been thrown around as a potential presidential candidate, especially if Trump decides not to run. Scott recently visited with Trump in Mar-a-Lago to discuss the future of the party and how Trump can help win back majorities with his influence.
Great meeting with President Trump last night!
We are all focused on winning back the Senate majority in 2022 and saving our country from the radical policies of today’s Democrat Party. pic.twitter.com/PUclZWXsCx
— Rick Scott (@ScottforFlorida) March 12, 2021