Florida Gov. Rick Scott defeated Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson Sunday in a contentious race for the state’s Senate seat. Scott led Nelson by more than 10,000 votes Sunday after the recount’s noon deadline, according to the Associated Press. Over the course of the campaign, Scott baselessly claimed rampant voter fraud and reportedly spent more than $US60 million to defeat Nelson, who served three terms after first being elected to the US Senate in 2000. Florida Gov. Rick Scott defeated Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson Sunday in a contentious race for a Senate seat. The Associated Press reported after the recount that Scott led the three-term incumbent Nelson by more than 10,000 votes. The victory comes over a week after Election Day, when Scott was expected to defeat Nelson but only led by 0.15 percentage points, triggering a hand recount. In the recount, election officials and volunteers had to examine ballots from which tabulation machines couldn’t determine which … [Read more...] about Rick Scott defeats Bill Nelson for Florida Senate seat after tense recount
Nov 09, 1:36 AM EST Newsletter Signup BusinessTechnologyWorldNationalMedia & CultureOpinionSportsLuxury National By Susmitha Suresh 11/09/18 AT 1:05 AM President Donald Trump on Thursday said a “big corruption scandal” was unfolding in Broward and Palm Beach counties, Florida, regarding election results, backing a state investigation announced earlier by Republican Gov. Rick Scott, a candidate for Senate.Even after two days after the polls closed, Broward County was still having problems with counting ballots. Broward is a Democratic stronghold which played a pivotal role in the 2000 presidential election recount. On Thursday, Scott filed a suit seeking an investigation into the ongoing ballot counts. He accused it as a partisan attempt by "unethical liberals" to steal the state's Senate election. Scott ran against incumbent Democrat Sen. Bill Nelson for the seat. He accused Broward County and Palm Beach County election supervisors of indulging in … [Read more...] about Trump Backs Rick Scott, Claims ‘Big Corruption’ In Broward, Palm Beach
Florida Gov. Rick Scott claimed victory in the US Senate race in Florida. The state had been recently ravaged by a hurricane, which put much of the campaign activities for both candidates on hold. Scott would serve alongside Republican Marco Rubio in the Senate, who won reelection in 2016. Florida Gov. Rick Scott claimed victory in the US Senate race in Florida, where he would unseat Democratic incumbent Sen. Bill Nelson. Scott, the Republican candidate, had been serving as governor since 2011, but was barred from running for reelection again due to Florida’s swift term limits. Nelson conceded after midnight,according to the Tampa Bay Times. “Congratulations to Governor Rick Scott on his hard-fought victory tonight. During his time as Florida’s Governor, Rick Scott has worked tirelessly to turn around Florida’s economy and create good-paying jobs across the state. It’s clear his leadership has not gone unnoticed by Floridians,” National … [Read more...] about Rick Scott claims victory in Florida Senate race over longtime Sen. Bill Nelson
MIAMI — Florida governors expect a boost in public opinion surveys after managing a natural disaster, but so far Rick Scott has received no appreciable bump after Hurricane Michael. In three consecutive Senate polls released after the governor earned wall-to-wall media coverage for managing the storm, Scott trails Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson. Scott’s team isn’t buying it. His campaign excoriated Quinnipiac University’s survey Monday showing Nelson with a large lead of 6 points, and argued instead that the governor is in fact leading by 5 points.Story Continued Below The poll-truthing, however, revealed a deeper concern that’s long gnawed at some Republicans — including GOP donors from Scott’s well-heeled hometown of Naples: Scott should be doing far better given his cash advantage over Nelson. “A lot of these people are essentially neighbors of Gov. Scott,” said Trey Radel, a former Republican congressman from Naples who’s a … [Read more...] about Rick Scott battles the pollsters in Florida Senate race
Lifeguards at Riviera Beach beach wear covering over their faces. The life guards (did not want to give names) said that if asked they would advise people not to risk a beach visit. Many beaches remains open Sunday morning while others remained closed to to Red Tide warnings. (Melanie Bell / The Palm Beach Post) For years now, coastal Palm Beach County residents has been able to watch the environmental disasters caused by toxic blue-green algae and red tide from afar. We’ve watched our neighbors to the north in the Treasure Coast have their lives buffeted; our fellow county residents to the west in the Glades have their way of life threatened; and our fellow coastal residents in Southwest Florida shutter businesses. RELATED: Beaches remain closed due to ‘airborne irritant’ But that was before this weekend. Before the red tide we’ve all been reading about elsewhere in the state was suspected of making the air so bad here that local health officials in Martin and … [Read more...] about Christie: Is Gov. Rick Scott to blame for the worsening red tide, toxic algae blooms?