Scott was first elected governor in 2010 but can not run again because of term limits.
"They (said) governor you just don't fit into Tallahassee".
The GOP holds a 51-49 majority in the Senate, but Republicans have many more opportunities to flip seats than do Democrats. "Republicans need to pick up seats; they're likely to lose a couple of seats in other states". When Lopez-Cantera joined Scott on his 2014 governor ticket, Bustamante tagged with the campaign. Nelson said Scott has not done enough - he wants universal background checks and a ban on certain types of semi-automatic rifles.
Scott bluntly said that he is running on "a jobs platform". "We're going to make sure that Washington works for us". "You're shocked, right?", he said jokingly since the rumors that he would be running for Senate had been circulating for months. Politico rightly described this race as one that could prove if an alliance with Trump "is political poison or a pathway to success in the nation's biggest swing state".
"I won't fit in in Washington either", Scott said. "Audrey Gibson, D-Jacksonville" It's not about Rick Scott.
"I've always run every race like there's no tomorrow - regardless of my opponent", Nelson said. "Anyone who ever spent time with Jeri knows what a terrific and selfless person she was".
"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. "I believe in jobs". Bill Nelson, 75, and the conventional wisdom that this is not a Republican year. Critics say one of his misses was environmental issues along with Medicaid. "And I think in this case, a lot of the differences between the two of us are going to come out in the course of the campaign".
Mr. Scott's political standing has been on the rise following his own handling of last year's hurricane and this year's school shooting.
Rick Scott announced his bid for U.S. Senate Monday, according to the Associated Press.
Democrats have been anticipating Scott's move and have ramped up criticism, noting that he was forced out as chief executive of Columbia/HCA amid a federal fraud investigation.
Nelson later told CNN's Wolf Blitzer Monday afternoon that "there are so many differences" between himself and Scott.
Scott last month publicly broke with his longtime allies at the National Rifle Association to sign new gun regulations into law.
His decision could boost his appeal to centrist and Democratic voters who have been very vocal about wanting new gun control.
President Donald Trump carried the Sunshine State by 1.2 percentage points in 2016.