Is He Running Or Is He Not? Gov. Rick Scott Poised To Jump Into Florida's Race For U.S. Senate

Mar 26, 2018

Republican Gov. Rick Scott appears ready to jump into Florida’s Senate race, setting up a high-profile showdown against incumbent Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson.

A top Scott aide, Jackie Schutz Zeckman, resigned as the governor’s chief of staff over the weekend and says Scott will make a “major announcement” on April 9.

Scott has been mulling a run against Nelson for more than a year, ramping up his criticism of the three-term incumbent. President Donald Trump has already publicly encouraged Scott to run.

Nelson has said he is running for another term. He was first elected to the Senate in 2000.