NRSC Chairman Will Support GOP Incumbents over Pro-Trump Primary Challengers

National Republican Senatorial Committee Chairman Rick Scott (R-Fla.) said on Thursday that he will back incumbent GOP senators against Trump-backed primary challengers, including members of the former president’s family.

“I’m supporting incumbents,” Scott told reporters on Capitol Hill, asked about chatter of Ivanka Trump mounting a primary challenge against Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.).

Pressed if that that was his stance regardless of President Trump, who has vowed to support primary challenges to some 2022 incumbents, and if he would specifically support Senate Majority Whip John Thune (R-S.D.) against a Trump-backed challenger, Scott reiterated that he was supporting Senate GOP incumbents.

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