Governor of Florida
Gov. Rick Scott is looking to make the leap to Washington D.C. after two terms as Florida’s governor. If he succeeds against incumbent U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson, Republicans will hold both of Florida’s senate seats.
The race has remained tight between the two men and has focused on Scott’s record as governor, including criticism of his record on environmental issues, along with his many financial interests and his multi-million dollar net worth. In his two terms Florida’s also seen significant job growth, and unemployment has dropped as low as 3.7 percent.
His campaign has pointed to Nelson’s decades of service in public office as a sign that new ideas are needed in the U.S. Senate.