Florida Gov. Rick Scott Announces Run for Senate

Rick Scott: Nobody has asked for the Florida National Guard to patrol Mexican border.

He has been urged to challenge the state's incumbent Democratic senator, Bill Nelson, by U.S. President Donald Trump. Scott's Senate announcement came on the eighth anniversary of starting his initial bid for governor.

The GOP holds a 51-49 majority in the Senate, but Republicans have many more opportunities to flip seats than do Democrats.

"It's really hard to get your mind around 125 million dollars, but that's the nature of the game today" said Bergerson. "We shouldn't be sending the same type of people to Washington".

Guns and potential gun control legislation will be a focal point of the race between Scott and Nelson.

The millionaire businessman turned two-term governor says he's running for the US Senate because career politicians have created gridlock in the federal government.

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That included during a September visit by Trump to Florida to survey hurricane damage.

"You have to remember that you're going to be part of a larger body of senators from all over the United States", said Sen.

Republicans consider Mr. Scott, with his personal wealth and broad name recognition, the only candidate with a shot at ousting Mr. Nelson given Florida's size and expensive media markets. "I would welcome (Scott's) inclusion in the race". "I've always run every race like there's no tomorrow - regardless of my opponent".

" I just hope whoever wins is actually representing the views of the people and if that means standing up to President Trump, that means standing up to President Trump", said Cuna. "Floridians won't forget the damage Rick Scott's self-serving politics have done these last 7 years, no matter how he tries to change his spots and obscure his record".

"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.

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President Trump has long pushed for Scott to challenge Nelson for the Senate seat.

Over the last few years the governor has relentlessly traveled the state to promote businesses that are adding jobs.

On Monday, Nelson, who is the top Democrat on the Senate Commerce committee, was planning to meet with Mark Zuckerberg, a day before the Facebook chief executive officer is scheduled to testify to the panel about privacy issues.

Sen. Bill Nelson readily noted the silence.

Anticipating Scott's entry into the race, Democrats have spent months readying their attacks on his two terms in Tallahassee.

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The time and location of the announcement was not made official until hours before it started, but four Democratic protesters made it in time to stand outside and wave signs stating, "No to Scott in U.S. Senate" and "Health care is not a luxury". Gun policy is also likely to be another important front in the coming battle.

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