Rick Scott (likely) launching U.S. Senate run from Orlando

Rick Scott

Gov. Rick Scott will make a “major announcement” tomorrow in Orlando at 10 a.m., almost certainly a launch of his Senate run against Sen. Bill Nelson.

The host facility: Offices of a local construction company, where Scott will gaggle, per an email from Scott for Florida.

In the afternoon, Scott moves on to Fort Myers for another local presser.

Expect Scott to host roll out events in other markets later in the week, such as the Hialeah event previously reported Tuesday.

The 65-year-old Republican is leaving the Governor’s Office in early 2019 and has ramped up criticism of Nelson in the past few months.

Nelson, who will turn 76 later this year, is currently the only statewide elected Democrat in Florida. He easily won his last two elections but many believe Scott will be his toughest opponent yet.

A.G. Gancarski

A.G. Gancarski has written for FloridaPolitics.com since 2014. He is based in Northeast Florida. He can be reached at [email protected] or on Twitter: @AGGancarski


  • Kevin Canning

    April 8, 2018 at 4:31 pm

    Let’s get it done Rick Scott. You have served Florida well and with great respect. Time for more good leadership in Washington DC

  • Marie Tapia

    April 9, 2018 at 1:10 am

    NOTIFY ME OF aspirations/motives for running for State Senate from either candidate.
    Are there any other candidates running for Senator.

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