Biden marks ‘tragic milestone’ of 1 million U.S. coronavirus deaths

It’s the story of a political battle turning personal. In recent weeks, Biden and a panoply of White House officials have systematically elevated the first-term senator from Florida as a central GOP boogeyman, seizing on his 11-point conservative policy platform that the top Senate Republican, Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, has explicitly rejected — in part because he feared Democrats would target it exactly as they are doing.

But for now, each side sees a political advantage in going after the other, and because Scott is widely believed to have presidential ambitions, their back-and-forth could provide a preview of 2024 campaign rhetoric.

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