U.S. Sen. George LeMieux climbed on the stage with Scott, also joined by Palm Beach County homeboys U.S. Rep. Tom Rooney, outgoing Senate president and chief financial officer candidate Jeff Atwater, and a host of other local officials.
Mark Foley, who once held Rooney’s Congressional seat, also showed up in the crowd at Park Avenue BBQ Grille.
PBC businessman and longtime GOP donor Llywd Ecclestone, who escaped the restaurant parking lot heat under an awning, said he supports Scott’s plan to get the state’s economy back on track.
“He will create jobs and that’s what we need,” Ecclestone said.
But Scott’s pledge of 700,000 jobs is an ambitious goal, the developer acknowledged.
“It’s going to be difficult. It’s not going to be easy,” Ecclestone said.