2018 U.S. Senate Race

Rick Scott Announces Senate Bid For Bill Nelson's Seat

Apr 9, 2018
Gov. Rick Scott's Facebook page

Beginning what is likely to be a costly, negative campaign, Gov. Rick Scott on Monday opened his challenge to U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson by slamming “career politicians” and calling Washington, D.C., a “disaster.”

Associated Press

Gov. Rick Scott named a new chief of staff Monday in a potential prelude to an anticipated run for the U.S. Senate.

flgov.com and senate.gov

Emerging from his final legislative session, Republican Gov. Rick Scott holds a small lead over incumbent Democrat Bill Nelson in a potential U.S. Senate race that could help determine control of the Senate, according to a poll released Monday.

UNF

Thursday on First Coast Connect we spoke with Mike Binder, the head of the University of North Florida’s Public Opinion Research Lab, about the university’ latest polling numbers regarding a potential race between Sen. Bill Nelson and Gov. Rick Scott and other issues (01:14).  

We heard about the upcoming production of George Bernard Shaw’s Mrs. Warren’s Profession at Jacksonville University with actresses Deborah Jordan, who also heads the acting department, and sophomore Sarah Stepp (32:37).     

We learned about the upcoming fundraiser for Friday Musicale with Executive Director Naomi Sheridan and venue director Jeff Tawny (46:00). 


Scott Committee Spends More than $1.2 Million On Ads

Nov 13, 2017
Rick Scott
The Office of Governor Rick Scott

Gov. Rick Scott's “Let's Get to Work” political committee spent more than $1.2 million in October on advertising, amid widespread speculation that Scott will run for U.S. Senate next year.