'Daily NewsMakers with Jeff Lytle' ... Matt Hudson, R-Naples, sizes up Gov. Rick Scott’s job performance and re-election

Three members of the Florida House -- two of them seeking U.S. Rep. Connie Mack IV’s job in Washington -- are guests on this week’s "Naples Daily NewsMakers with Jeff Lytle’’ program airing Sunday morning at 10 on ABC7. Gary Aubuchon of Cape Coral and Paige Kreegel of Punta Gorda explain what sets them apart in a crowded District 19 GOP field, and Matt Hudson, R-Naples, sizes up Gov. Rick Scott’s job performance and re-election chances.

Video highlights are at naplesnews.com/newsmakers.

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Matt Hudson

NewsMakers: Matt Hudson

He talks about the Florida budget.

Lytle: Let me ask you about the governor, Rick Scott. It appears as if he fared better this year, at least in the public eye, than he did last year, his freshman year. Is that perception correct? And how does his re-election picture look? Will he be challenged within the Republican Party?

Hudson: Well I certainly have no idea what the crystal ball looks like that way, but I think you’re right. Gov. Scott had a very successful session. I think he had a successful session last year as well.

Public opinion is what public opinion is. But I will tell you that just like when you went to high school, and when you were a freshman. That freshman year suddenly you were the new kid on the block and it was probably fairly difficult. But when you became a sophomore, hey, you kind of settled into your own a little bit, and then found your stride as you moved forward. And I think that Gov. Scott is doing a fine job, and I think that he will get re-elected. And I think that it would be hard pressed for another Republican to come out and challenge him.

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