Rick Scott will be facing Bill Nelson in the General Election

Hannah Lee, Editor-in-Chief

Rick Scott will officially run against Senator Bill Nelson in the upcoming General Election.

Gov. Rick Scott (left) Sen. Bill Nelson (right) Photo courtesy Creative Commons

Scott is the current Governor of Florida. Scott was born in Illinois and grew up in Missouri. After high school, Scott spent one year in community college prior to joining the U.S. Navy. He served for two years before attending the University of Missouri-Kansas City. He then went to law school at Southern Methodist University.

The businessman was elected Governor of Florida in 2011 and has continued to hold the position. His platform has been about funding education, improving job figures and expanding Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act.

1,066,338 Republicans voted for him in Florida.

The general election will be held Nov. 6, 2018.

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