It appears that Gov. Rick Scott (R) will soon become an official Senate candidate, a move that has been anticipated for more than a year. Yesterday, the Governor scheduled what he calls “a major announcement” for April 9th. The Governor has yet to commit to challenging Sen. Bill Nelson (D), but his vast wealth and universal name identification provides him the luxury of skipping the preliminary campaign organizational period. Though not a Senate candidate, an unconnected Super PAC has been advertising heavily throughout Florida pushing a Scott-backed issue agenda and extolling the Governor’s strong role in implementing positive change during his tenure in office.
Polling has consistently shown that a Nelson-Scott Senate race would be a toss-up, an unsurprising result in politically swing Florida.
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