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

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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.
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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.