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Rick Scott Begins Senate Campaign Against Bill Nelson in Florida

Rick Scott Begins Senate Campaign Against Bill Nelson in Florida

"We are encouraged that pro-life Governor Rick Scott has entered the Senate race in Florida", said Marjorie Dannenfelser, president of Susan B. Anthony List, a group that seeks to reduce and end abortion.

Point being, McCollum revealed over the course of two statewide campaigns that he's pretty good at letting his opponents define him.

"This is the melting pot of the world".

Scott said it was time to "take this same mission to D.C.", calling the nation's capital "dysfunctional".

Scott's Let's Get to Work political action committee has been raising money since he was elected to a second term as governor in 2014, collecting $11.8 million.

"People are flocking to Florida..." "We've got to take that same "can do" attitude, that it doesn't matter what the naysayers say; doesn't matter what the critics say".

Democrats are planning to cast Scott as an out of touch politician only interested in himself.

Scott told POLITICO in an article published earlier on Monday that he had chose to run. That's at least one change that hasn't come to Washington.

Scott, a Republican, announced Monday his intentions to unseat Democratic Sen. If these early polls are to be believed, those undecided voters will be the fulcrum on which the election turns.

Gov. Scott plans 'major announcement' Monday

The race will take place fresh off the tragic shooting at a Florida high school that left 17 students and staff dead and kick-started a national student movement that's captured the attention of lawmakers from coast to coast. Nelson, meanwhile, is likely to continue to push for bans on certain semi-automatic rifles and universal background checks. We have term limits for president, which we should.

"We had a lot of help from our state and from our governor".

Scott slashed environmental programs after taking office such as the land-buying program Florida Forever, as his administration focused on growth and development.

"Senator Nelson is a friend of mine". Scott backed Trump in the 2016 election and also "chaired a super PAC for Trump that raised $20 million".

Before Scott ran for governor, he spent most his career in the private sector.

Democratic political strategist Steve Schale predicted the race would be close and that Trump's popularity could play a role. None of the other six have the name recognition Scott brings, and it is highly unlikely that Governor Scott will see a serious challenge in the primary. His fundraising prowess, along with his personal wealth _ if he needs to use it _ sets up Nelson with a fierce challenge for re-election. Bill Nelson's seat in November. "It can work, it must work, we're going to make sure it works for Florida and for all of us", he added.

Expect attention on this race both local and national.

Nelson, a Democrat, was elected to the U.S. Senate in 2000 after having served in the state Legislature and the U.S. House of Representatives.


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