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.