Rick Scott's hits and misses as governor

Gov. Scott plans 'major announcement' Monday

They've tried a lot of things - it just didn't work. The Independent Party of Florida ran a candidate that year, Peter Allen, who picked up another 2.3 percent.

Assuming he fends off other Republican challengers during an August primary, Scott will take on Nelson, who's held the seat since 2000.

Most of all, Rick Scott has shown a willingness in the past to spend big chunks of the private fortune he amassed before running for office, some of it from a golden parachute he received from health-care giant Columbia/HCA, the company heavily fined for Medicare fraud after Scott's departure (an issue that continues to haunt his career).

Scott bluntly said that he is running on "a jobs platform". "I'm not going to fit into Washington either", said Scott.

Guns and potential gun control legislation will be a focal point of the race between Scott and Nelson.

Scott was an early cheerleader for Trump - he led a super PAC that supported Trump's bid - and Trump has been publicly twisting Scott's arm to run for the Senate for months.

After Scott's announcement, the non-partisan Cook Political report moved the race to "toss up", further putting the Democrats on the defensive.

He has also been known for his relationship with President Donald Trump, but he stopped short of describing himself as a "Donald Trump Republican" when he was asked.

Scott's response to the hurricanes has drawn some criticism, particularly in regard to the deaths at a Broward County nursing home that lost power during Hurricane Irma, but also considerable praise. "I don't consider myself any type of anything".

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"I don't care who is an opponent", Nelson said in Washington. I've been very clear. "I know he's asked me to get into the race". It's about whether Rick Scott can go be a consensus builder for the state of Florida, which Sen. Bill Nelson's seat in November.

"I didn't fit into Tallahassee.because I didn't play the insider games".

Scott told Politico in an interview released Monday morning that he will run his Senate campaign like he did his re-election campaign 2014.

Rick Scott launched his long-anticipated challenge to Democratic Sen. Scott's campaign did not immediately respond to a request for comment about how much money had been raised so far.

Scott previously won two close races for governor. The announcement came shortly after Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke had moved to allow new drilling in almost all United States coastal waters.

Critics say the state would be adding jobs regardless of Scott's policies, and they deride his economic record as one of low-wage job growth.

►Make it easy to keep up-to-date with more stories like this. The term-limited governor, who's served in the governor's mansion since 2011, has been teasing news of a national campaign for months.

Party power brokers have been in contact in recent days to make arrangements for Scott's trip. "The Republicans are looking to Gov. Scott to be successful in Florida". They spoke on the condition of anonymity to describe plans that had not been announced publicly.

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