Rick Scott caught vacationing on luxury yacht in Italy as his Republican Senate candidates struggle: report
Governor Rick Scott (Gage Skidmore/Flickr)

Sen. Rick Scott (R-FL) is raising some eyebrows by vacationing on a luxury yacht in Italy even as some GOP Senate candidates struggle during a crucial stretch.

Axios reports that Scott, who chairs the National Republican Senatorial Committee, is vacationing in Europe "while Republicans face cash problems and rough headlines about their midterm chances could further hurt his standing with his GOP colleagues."

The publication notes that many Senate GOP candidates are falling behind their Democratic rivals in terms of both fundraising and polling, despite the fact that President Joe Biden's approval ratings are stuck in the low 40s.

Of particular concern are several candidates hand-picked by former President Donald Trump, such as Georgia's Herschel Walker, Arizona's Blake Masters, and Pennsylvania's Mehmet Oz, who actually resides primarily in the neighboring state of New Jersey.

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Axios notes that the GOP could come up short in the Senate despite needed only one seat to flip the chamber and that Scott would be the likely "fall guy" should the Democrats retain control of the Senate this fall.

Late last week, the Washington Post reported that many Republicans were "alarmed" at how quickly the NRSC under Scott's leadership was burning through cash, even as GOP candidates were already getting outspent by their Democratic rivals.

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