Gov. Rick Scott Solidifies Run Against Senate Incubate Bill Nelson

Florida's current governor, Rick Scott, will take on longtime U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson in November for Florida's Senate seat.

Scott won the Republican nomination for U.S. Senate in Tuesday's primary election, beating out Roque De La Fuente.

"Thanks to everyone who voted to make the Republican nominee for US Senate!" Scott told supporters Tuesday night on Twitter. "Together, we will Make Washington Work."

Scott is a two-term governor who beat out then-Attorney General Bill McCollum in the 2010 primary and defeated Democrat Alex Sink in the general election.

Bill Nelson has served in Washington since he was elected to the U.S. House in 1978. 

After a failed bid for governor in 1990, Nelson served as state treasurer before returning to Washington as a member of the U.S. Senate in 2000. 


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