Rick Scott Was Prepared to Take On McConnell — Until Tuesday

Rick Scott Was Prepared to Take On McConnell — Until Tuesday

For nearly two years, former President Donald Trump has demanded Senate Republicans dump Mitch McConnell as their leader but has never offered an alternative.

This week, one was set to emerge: the man in charge of the Senate Republican campaign arm who has been feuding with McConnell for much of the year.

Senator Rick Scott of Florida was poised to challenge McConnell, Republicans briefed on his plans told me, until he decided against a bid Wednesday morning, when it became clear Republicans may not capture the majority and there was to be a Senate runoff in Georgia.

Scott had cut an announcement video declaring his intentions, word had reached some prominent conservatives outside the Senate...

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