Florida Gov. Rick Scott running for Senate

Gov. Rick Scott announced a Senate bid in Orlando this morning

Gov. Rick Scott announced a Senate bid in Orlando this morning

Sen. Marco Rubio has stirred speculation about how much he'll do to support Rick Scott over Bill Nelson but this morning went on Twitter to ask his followers to support the Republican governor.

Nelson won in 2000 against Bill McCollum, a 20-year veteran of the U.S. House whom Nelson derided as a "right-wing extremist".

Scott's announcement sets the stage for what is expected to be one of the most expensive races in the country, taking place in a swing state that was a key to Trump's 2016 victory. He then signed a new law raising the age limit to purchase rifles to 21 and creating a process enabling law-enforcement officers to seize guns from someone who is considered a danger. "We're going to do the exact same thing we've done in Florida, we're going to turn around the national economy. I think the voters will think we need to send somebody to Washington that has a background of getting something done", said Scott.

"I won't fit in in Washington either", Scott said. "I've been very clear", he added. I could not ask for a better partner - especially from the other party.

"What I focused on when I got elected [governor] was getting 700,000 jobs over seven years and changing the direction of the state", he told Politico Sunday.

"I'm going to campaign for this job". The big question is whether the unexpected voters who turned out for Donald Trump and helped him to win Florida will turn out when Donald Trump is not on the ballot? During his speech Scott called for term limits in Congress and railed against "career politicians" that he said have made Washington a "disaster".

Scott is viewed as the only opponent with the ability to seriously challenge Nelson, with his willingness to spend tens of millions of dollars on his campaigns, which isn't out of the ordinary considering that Florida is known for its television advertising.

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As for which media outlet landed the first acknowledgement of the worst kept secret in Tallahassee, the scoreboard shows that POLITICO Florida's Matt Dixon and Marc Caputo won that exclusive.

But he did not reveal that whether or not Trump would campaign for him.

Myers pointed out that Scott's gubernatorial wins in 2010 and 2014 came in tight races, and that Florida has seen a shift in Democrats' favor since Trump took office - including wins in the St. Petersburg mayoral race and two hotly contested state legislative special elections. "Now we've got to take that same mission to DC".

"Scott, a Republican, formally kicked off his campaign for U.S. Senate at the headquarters of an Orlando-based construction company".

Scott found himself under intense pressure following the mass shooting at a Parkland, Florida school that left 17 dead on Valentine's Day.

Scott says his investments in Florida's environment have been historic.

There has been talk among Scott's close associates about amassing more than $100 million for his bid.

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