(From RealClear Politics)
Florida Gov. Rick Scott announced his campaign for the U.S. Senate Monday morning, billing himself as a Washington outsider and turning the race against Democratic incumbent Bill Nelson into the marquee upper-chamber matchup of the midterms.
“Washington is a disaster,” Scott said. “It’s dysfunctional. There’s a lot of old, tired thinking up there. It’s not headed in the right direction. Here’s what we shouldn’t be doing. We shouldn’t be sending the same type of people to Washington.”
Scott’s campaign announcement came as little surprise. Top Republican officials, including President Trump – who is personally close to the governor – have been encouraging him to run for months and consider him the top recruit of the cycle. His fundraising ability and his personal fortune likely foreshadow a campaign that could easily become the most expensive and closely watched race in the nation.