Will Anyone Challenge Nelson and Scott in Senate Race?

Will Anyone Challenge Nelson and Scott in Senate Race?

Daniel Molina
Daniel Molina
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April 30, 2018

Since term-limited Governor Rick Scott made his announcement that he would be running for senate to outset Florida Democratic Senator Bill Nelson, he's been on the attack, calling for congressional term limits and lambasting Senator Nelson on the economy and for not voting in favor of the Republican bill.

To secure a spot on the 2018 ballot, people wishing to run for the Senate, House and judicial offices have April 30th at noon until noon Friday, May 4th to file their paperwork and pay the $10,440 filing fee.

So, the big question is, in what is going to be the premier Florida race that is also expected to be the most expensive, is anyone else going to enter the race and try to challenge either candidate in a partisan primary race?

Well, Governor Scott and Nelson will find out this week if either of them will face a challenge to reach the nomination, and it's already been reported that two Democrats and 6 Republicans have notified the Florida Division of Elections that they intend on running. However, no formal announcement or financial move has been made.

Governor Scott has already released advertisements in English and Spanish, but Senator Nelson has still not released any advertisements against his opponent.

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Daniel Molina

Daniel Molina

Daniel Molina is an award-winning senior reporter based in Miami. He holds a bachelor’s degree in English Literature from Florida International University. His hobbies include reading, writing, and watching films.

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