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Florida US Senate 2018

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Post by Addie » Sat Jan 27, 2018 12:16 pm

Axios: The 2018 Senate elections to keep an eye on

Florida: While Gov. Rick Scott has not yet decided to run against Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson, if he does, it would be a game changer for the battleground state of Florida. The governor has won reelection twice and can easily raise a lot of campaign money.


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Post by RVInit » Sat Jan 27, 2018 12:20 pm

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Post by Patagoniagirl » Sat Jan 27, 2018 12:48 pm

Scott is already filling his septic tank with money from McConnell's superpac. He will be running Against Bill Nelson, the people's senator. Gawd help us all get to the voting booth in droves. I hope it will include all our new Floridians from PR.

Off topic... restoration of voting rights for convicted felons who have completed their sentences will be on the ballot in Nov.



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Post by Addie » Sat Apr 07, 2018 1:36 pm

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Florida’s suddenly competitive 2018 Senate race, explained

A new front is opening up in the battle for control of the United States Senate: Florida.

In a matter of days, Republican Gov. Rick Scott is expected to announce his candidacy to challenge sitting Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson, who is up for reelection this year. Scott is one of the best recruits for Republicans this cycle, in what will likely be a difficult national environment for the party.

Nelson has built a reasonably strong brand, representing Florida in the Senate since 2001, and as a pretty popular senator, he’s still likely favored in a state where Trump appears to be underwater. Scott, meanwhile, has never won a race by more than a point in years friendlier to the GOP. But however close those races were then, Scott is a serious threat.

The rivals would appear evenly matched: Nelson has a 51 percent approval rating, with only 26 percent disapproving, per Morning Consult; Scott has 58 percent approval and 31 percent disapproval.

Scott’s impending candidacy means Florida will be one of 2018’s marquee — and most expensive — Senate races. He will put Democrats on defense in yet another state, with the minority already facing a difficult map. They can’t afford to lose any additional seats if they’re to have any hope of reclaiming the majority — but the Trump factor, and the historic trend of midterm elections favoring the party out of power, should make Nelson the tentative favorite.


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Post by Slim Cognito » Sat Apr 07, 2018 2:52 pm

Addie wrote:
Sat Apr 07, 2018 1:36 pm
Vox
Florida’s suddenly competitive 2018 Senate race, explained

A new front is opening up in the battle for control of the United States Senate: Florida.

In a matter of days, Republican Gov. Rick Scott is expected to announce his candidacy to challenge sitting Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson, who is up for reelection this year. Scott is one of the best recruits for Republicans this cycle, in what will likely be a difficult national environment for the party.

Nelson has built a reasonably strong brand, representing Florida in the Senate since 2001, and as a pretty popular senator, he’s still likely favored in a state where Trump appears to be underwater. Scott, meanwhile, has never won a race by more than a point in years friendlier to the GOP. But however close those races were then, Scott is a serious threat.

The rivals would appear evenly matched: Nelson has a 51 percent approval rating, with only 26 percent disapproving, per Morning Consult; Scott has 58 percent approval and 31 percent disapproval.

Scott’s impending candidacy means Florida will be one of 2018’s marquee — and most expensive — Senate races. He will put Democrats on defense in yet another state, with the minority already facing a difficult map. They can’t afford to lose any additional seats if they’re to have any hope of reclaiming the majority — but the Trump factor, and the historic trend of midterm elections favoring the party out of power, should make Nelson the tentative favorite.
Scott has more money than God and he'll start airing back-to-back anti-Nelson ads as soon as he announces. It will be an infuriating six months.


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Post by NotaPerson » Sat Apr 07, 2018 4:30 pm

Trump won FL by less than 2 percentage points. Given how Dems have been winning lately in rather red areas, I'd like to think that moderates and liberals who didn't bother to vote in 2016 will get out and vote for Nelson this year, easily pushing him over the top.

We shall see.


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Post by RVInit » Mon May 07, 2018 11:27 am

I am worried about Bill Nelson. Rick Scott is bombarding the airwaves and internet with advertisements. He's really pushing the "send a successful business person" and "successful business people have to get results", "send a successful business person to congress", etc. That is definitely going to be hard for Nelson to combat. And I've seen nothing from him. At all. Zip, nada, zero.


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Post by RTH10260 » Mon May 07, 2018 5:15 pm

RVInit wrote:
Mon May 07, 2018 11:27 am
I am worried about Bill Nelson. Rick Scott is bombarding the airwaves and internet with advertisements. He's really pushing the "send a successful business person" and "successful business people have to get results", "send a successful business person to congress", etc. That is definitely going to be hard for Nelson to combat. And I've seen nothing from him. At all. Zip, nada, zero.
For a hard kicking point out the failures of the current dotus, a so called "successful" (in failures) business person.



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Post by Slim Cognito » Fri Aug 03, 2018 2:38 pm

I had a perfectly lovely lunch ruined by a block of republican primary ads, not just for senate but also governor. Each candidate bragged how much Trump loved them and they'd be his biggest ass kisser evah! Rick Scott has been our guv for eight years, is now running for senator, and refused to do anything to help our toxic algae/red tide problem because his rich buds needed another tax break. His ad really takes the cake. He actually accused D sen Bill Nelson of being responsible for the bad water and he (Rick Scott) would go to Washington DC and fix the problem there, where is he wants his voters to think the problem originated, as opposed to the cesspool known as Lake Okeechobee. So don't blame him for SWFL's water problems. It's not the governor's fault.

Not surprised, it also wasn't his job as CEO to *know* his company was stealing billions from Medicare.

Of course, no mention was made of our other senator, republican Marco Rubio who has been in DC for six years.

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