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Scott, Nelson visit Kissimmee in search of Puerto Rican votes

The Senate candidates had events there Friday.
People line up on Thursday, Sept. 28, 2017, to get on a Royal Caribbean cruise ship that is sailing to Fort Lauderdale with evacuees fleeing after Puerto Rico was hit by Hurricane Maria. [Photo by Joe Raedle | Getty Images]
People line up on Thursday, Sept. 28, 2017, to get on a Royal Caribbean cruise ship that is sailing to Fort Lauderdale with evacuees fleeing after Puerto Rico was hit by Hurricane Maria. [Photo by Joe Raedle | Getty Images]
Published Apr. 20, 2018

Signaling how important the think the Puerto Rican vote is, both Rick Scott and Bill Nelson had events Friday afternoon in Kissimmee.

Scott, who kicked off his campaign in Orlando and mentioned Puerto Ricans almost immediately, is holding a 2 p.m. meeting with community leaders.

"The governor will discuss his continued efforts to support Puerto Rican families both in Florida and in Puerto Rico as Hurricane Maria recovery continues," Scott's Senate campaign said.

Fifteen minutes later, Nelson is planning to meet with displaced Puerto Rican families affected by the Federal Emergency Management Agency's plan to stop providing temporary housing assistance, though FEMA agreed to an extension.

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