VIDEO: Gov. Rick Scott Announces Run For U.S. Senate Seat Against Sen. Bill Nelson
By Fox News // April 9, 2018
Scott was elected governor in 2010
ABOVE VIDEO: Gov. Rick Scott makes his announcement on Monday from Orlando, Florida.
(FOX NEWS) – Florida Republican Gov. Rick Scott announced his plans Monday to run for the Senate against Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson, setting up what could be one of the most expensive and highly-watched races in the country.
The Associated Press reported Monday that Scott will formally make the announcement during a morning event in Orlando where he will call Washington “horribly dysfunctional,” rail against “career politicians” and call for term limits for members of Congress.
Scott was first elected governor in 2010 but he cannot run again because of term limits.
Nelson is the only statewide elected Democrat and was first elected to the U.S. Senate in 2000. In 1986, Nelson famously went through NASA training and spent six days orbiting Earth aboard the space shuttle Columbia.