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Rick Scott Teases 'Big Announcement,' Sets Off Senate Bid Speculation

Republicans have long hoped he'd run against incumbent Sen. Bill Nelson.
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Rick Scott Teases 'Big Announcement,' Sets Off Senate Bid Speculation

Florida Gov. Rick Scott teased a "big announcement" on April 9, and it's fueling speculation that he might run for Senate.

Republicans have long hoped Scott would run against Democratic incumbent Sen. Bill Nelson. Nelson is Florida's only statewide elected Democrat. 

And Scott seems to be in a pretty good position to run. His approval rating is on the rise, and he's been steadily growing his federal super PAC. 

But Nelson has won his last two races, and a Quinnipiac University poll found he'd beat Scott by about 4 points. 

Still that's not a huge margin, and Scott has one major advantage: lots of his own money he can spend on the campaign.