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Who will win Florida's Senate seat: Bill Nelson or Rick Scott?

We're less than six months away from the 2018 midterm elections, and Democrats and Republicans are fighting to make sure things shake out in their favor. Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson is being challenged by Florida Gov. Rick Scott, and the two are neck and neck in the polls. Nelson is confident he will hold on to his seat in 2018, but Scott is ready to join the U.S. Senate. Will Republicans flip Florida?

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It's an election year, and Democrats and Republicans are vying for some of the most competitive Senate seats in Texas, West Virginia, Florida, Missouri, Nevada, and Arizona. Will the Democratic "Blue Wave" flip the Senate this year, or will Republicans hold on to their seats and even flip a few more in their favor? We want Tylters to tell us who they think will win in 2018. Vote now!

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Bill Nelson has served in the U.S. Senate since 2000, but after Florida Gov. Rick Scott announced he was jumping in the race, the two became extremely close in the polls. Florida has long been a battleground state, and Nelson has survived many challenging elections. Democrats are confident he will pull through again and keep Republicans from stealing this Senate seat.

The Bill Nelson campaign describes him as a "consensus builder and problem solver":

"Since being elected to the U.S. Senate in 2000, he has earned a reputation as a consensus builder and problem solver, while consistently being a moderate voice in an increasingly partisan environment."
"His experience includes more than 40 years of public service, first in the Florida State Legislature, then Congress, then on Florida's Cabinet and, since 2001, the United States Senate."
"The consistent theme of Nelson's more than four decades of public service has been his willingness to stand up and fight against powerful special interests on behalf of our country and of all Floridians."
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But Florida Gov. Rick Scott is confident he can flip this Florida Senate seat. As the governor of the state, he has better name recognition than Nelson and believes his executive experience has prepared him to be an effective senator. Florida already has one Republican senator, but Marco Rubio and Scott believe it's time the Sunshine State had two.

The Rick Scott for Senate campaign describes him as a successful businessman-turned-politician: 

"Governor Scott knows firsthand that a good paying job is one of the most important things for a family, and following Florida’s economic collapse ten years ago, he made the decision to run for governor as a businessman with no political experience. Since being elected, Governor Scott has successfully championed more than $10 billion in tax cuts and reduced more than 5,200 burdensome regulations, allowing Florida businesses to create nearly 1.5 million new jobs and helping the unemployment rate drop to one of the historic lows, even lower than the national unemployment level... As governor, Scott has fought tirelessly for Florida families and job creators, and now, he is working to bring that fight to D.C. to secure Florida’s success for generations to come."
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Who will win Florida's Senate seat: Bill Nelson or Rick Scott?
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