Florida Gov. Rick Scott Has Finally Announced He's Running For Senate

Florida Gov. Rick Scott, a Republican, said Monday he plans to challenge Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson for U.S. Senate.
Posted at 10:47 AM, Apr 09, 2018

Florida's Republican governor has finally announced he's running for U.S. Senate.

Gov. Rick Scott will challenge incumbent Sen. Bill Nelson, the only statewide elected Democrat in Florida.

Scott made the long-expected announcement during an event in Orlando, Florida, on Monday.

Scott was a multi-millionaire businessman who had never run for office before he won the governor's seat in 2010. He can't run for re-election because the end of his final term is coming up.

President Donald Trump has repeatedly suggested Scott should run for Senate.

The Scott-Nelson congressional race is expected to be one of the most expensive in the country, considering Scott reportedly poured $90 million into his two gubernatorial races.

Additional reporting from Newsy affiliate CNN.