Florida Gov. Rick Scott Has Finally Announced He's Running For Senate

U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson speaks at a twn hall meeting held Friday at the Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority headquarters in St. Petersburg

Addressing a crowd in Orlando, Scott also called Florida the "melting pot of the world" and touted his accomplishments as governor.

Scott is leaving office because of term limits and has been urged to challenge Nelson by President Trump. He kicked off his campaign by taking direct aim at Nelson, who was first elected to Senate in 2000, by calling for term limits for members of Congress. We will change Washington. Florida being one of the country's most notable battleground states, the election between Scott and Nelson looks to be one of the most contentious in 2018. "I always take things seriously, and I run like there's no tomorrow".

Gov. Rick Scott will challenge incumbent Sen.

Scott shocked the GOP establishment and many political observers by winning the governorship in 2010 and going on to win re-election in 2014. Nelson said Scott has not done enough - he wants universal background checks and a ban on certain types of semi-automatic rifles. "Well that's true. And I never planned to fit in". "I mean the list just goes on and on and on".

The Sun-Sentinel of Florida's Broward County has published an editorial criticizing the Trump administration and Gov. Rick Scott for walking back on a promise not to drill for oil near the Sunshine State's coastline. "At the same time we need votes", he said. He grew up in public housing and later enlisted with the Navy. He credited his late mother and the opportunities provided by living in the United States for his rise as a lawyer who founded the Columbia/HCA health conglomerate.

WTXL ABC 27 spoke with our political contributor Dr. Richard Murgo who says, "He's got a very good shot".

Despite serving eight years as Florida's chief executive, Scott is painting himself as the outsider candidate - like Trump, a distinction still popular among Republican activists. We must change Washington. "Let's stop sending talkers to Washington, let's send some doers".

Pssst: This Is How We Know The Royal Baby Is Coming Soon
If the Royal Baby is born April 21, the child will share a birthday with the Queen, who turns a spry 92 this year. However be warned, if the royal baby is born at night, the palace won't make any announcements until 9 a.m.

There was no evidence of that Scott on Monday, though.

Before that, Scott was considered a reliable supporter of the pro-gun National Rifle Association.

Scott is expected to win what is becoming a crowded Republican primary this August.

Scott also made a few concluding remarks in Spanish. The contest among Mr. Nelson and Mr. Scott alone is expected to cost a lot more than $100 million as well as perhaps as much as $150 million, mostly to buy television advertisements over Flo-Rida's10 broadcast networking markets. He won reelection four years later against former governor Charlie Crist. Forty-eight percent of respondents said they approved of Nelson, while 34 percent said they disapproved, according to the survey.

The governor is launching his long-anticipated run for U.S. Senate. While Trump carried the state, Democrats and even some Republican believe that his closeness to Trump could be a liability if the president's approval numbers don't improve. He is running against incumbent Sen. Paula Hawkins, a Republican, in the 1986 Senate race.

"I don't care who is an opponent", Mr. Nelson told reporters on Capitol Hill.

A two-time cancer survivor whose Hodgkin lymphoma has been in remission for five years, Hodge held a sign that read "healthcare is not a luxury". "We were right", the paper's editorial board said Monday. You can view the Terms of Use on our website.

Related News:



Most liked

City of Weirton proclaims April as Child Abuse Prevention Month
The jury deliberated the case from about 1 p.m.to 6 p.m. on Tuesday and came back with the verdict around 2 p.m. The statistics are grim and children are most vulnerable between the ages of seven and thirteen.

Walmart Inc. (WMT) - Investor's Buzzer
Earnings per share are generally pondered to be the single most essential variable in determining a share's price. Shareholders also need to be aware of earnings manipulation that will affect the quality of the earnings number.

Pep Guardiola faces prospect of three-match touchline ban for referee reaction
Firmino will be hoping that his breakfast will fuel him on to a great end to the season with Jurgen Klopp's outfit. In the second-half, it was noticeable that Liverpool's front three had completely changed positions.

Chris Paul tweets congratulations to Lakers' Andre Ingram on National Basketball Association debut
Rockets: At the Sacramento Kings on Wednesday. "I think it's less (serious) than last time, but I don't know", D'Antoni said. Ingram finished his National Basketball Association debut with 19 points on 6-of-8 shooting and 4-of-5 from beyond the arc.

Coatue Management LLC Decreased Its Stake in Nvidia Corp (NVDA)
The firm owned 53,441 shares of the computer hardware maker's stock after buying an additional 3,316 shares during the period. Trinity Street Asset Management LLP increased its stake in shares of NVIDIA Corporation by 154.6% in the second quarter.

(NYSE:KR) Ratings Summary on April 10, 2018
Following the transaction, the chief operating officer now owns 290,353 shares of the company's stock, valued at $8,031,163.98. Finally, UBS Asset Management Americas Inc. increased its position in shares of Kroger by 12.7% during the 4th quarter.

Damage to Syria's T-4 air base after deadly missile strike
A senior Iranian official says Israel's airstrike on a Syrian air base that killed seven Iranians is "Israel's crime" and "will not go unanswered".

Big Match Focus: Bayern vs Sevilla
They're still a really good team.We have to be prepared for everything and concentrate in particular on ourselves. The Sevillistas have been struggling in the Spanish domestic league after four consecutive winless performances.

PNB scam: Enforcement Directorate finds Rs 5000 crore money trail, says report
China on Monday indicated it won't interfere in Hong Kong's decision on India's request to arrest businessman Nirav Modi. The Enforcement Directorate is set to file a chargesheet against Nirav Modi and Mehul Choksi in the PNB fraud case.

Comcast teams up with Chicago Cubs in technology, marketing partnership
Tyler Chatwood (0-1, 1.50 ERA) will make his second start of the season and his Wrigley Field debut for the Cubs. Rizzo was to have been re-evaluated Tuesday morning before the Cubs determined it best to place him on the DL.

De Rossi hails coach as Roma stun Barcelona
Greek Kostas Manolas completed the comeback with a glancing header at the near post off a corner kick in the 82nd minute. Roma advance to the last four for the first time since reaching the European Cup final in 1984.

Oil prices seesaw as U.S. trade dispute with China rattles market
Analysts said Xi's comments greatly relieved market anxiety for a potential trade war between the world's two largest economies. Adding to rising storage levels, the U.S.

Pentagon: US Policy on Fighting in Syria 'Unchanged'
IS has lost nearly all the territory it once controlled in Syria and Iraq, land that had encompassed a third of those countries. As president, Trump reiterated during a meeting with Iraq's prime minister that "we should never ever have left".

Pep Guardiola wants perfection from Manchester City against Liverpool
If we concede a goal, don't give up", he said. "And if we are not clinical, okay, next one, next one, next one". So they know they're capable of scoring goals against the Jurgen Klopp 's attack-minded team.

1 dead, 6 injured in fire at Trump Tower
Shortly after the news of this flame broke, Trump, who had been in Washington, tweeted: "fireplace at Trump Tower will be out". Fire Commissioner Daniel Nigro said Secret Service agents accompanied firefighters to check on the Trump residence.