Scott has chance to flip Senate seat to GOP

Friday, August 31, 2018
 | 
Chad Groening (OneNewsNow.com)

Rick Scott vs. Bill Nelson (Florida)Florida's popular governor could flip a U.S. Senate seat to the GOP, says the leader of a conservative organization.

The race between U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson and his Republican challenger, outgoing Governor Rick Scott, is expected to be the nation's most expensive Senate contest in the midterm elections.

The race analysis at RealClearPolitics shows polling firms have been busy in the Sunshine State, where six different firms have been gauging voter opinion since June and found mixed results. Scott is leading four polls, Nelson is leading two others, and neither candidate is enjoying a double-digit lead.

The RCP average shows Scott with a 1.5 percent edge over the incumbent.

David Caton, president of the Florida Family Association, tells OneNewsNow that Scott has the best chance of unseating Nelson of any candidate that has run against him.

"Senator Nelson has been invisible to the state of Florida on many issues. Senator Nelson has not been out campaigning," Caton says. "He's not really taken this election cycle as seriously as he should, given our governor Rick Scott's presence." 

Caton insists that Scott has done a terrific job as governor by lowering state taxes, reducing regulations, and providing leadership to quickly assist storm-ravaged areas.

"That kind of service to the state of Florida, Caton predicts, "won't be forgotten."                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    

Comments

We moderate all reader comments, usually within 24 hours of posting (longer on weekends). Please limit your comment to 300 words or less and ensure it addresses the article - NOT another reader's comments. Comments that contain a link (URL), an inordinate number of words in ALL CAPS, rude remarks directed at other readers, or profanity/vulgarity will not be approved. More details

FEATURED PODCAST

SIGN UP FOR OUR DAILY NEWSBRIEF

SUBSCRIBE

VOTE IN OUR POLL

After two days of testimony in the impeachment inquiry, I am …

CAST YOUR VOTE

GET PUSH NOTIFICATIONS

SUBSCRIBE

LATEST AP HEADLINES

Iran supreme leader warns ‘thugs’ amid gas price protests
US, S Korea postpone joint exercise criticized by N Korea
White House urgently ramps up push for drug cost legislation
Democrat Edwards reelected governor of Louisiana
Alleged gunman, victim among 6 charged after game shooting
Parents, 3 sons die in apparent murder-suicide in San Diego
American held in Turkey as IS suspect returns to US
Sandy Hook lawsuit could force Remington to open books

LATEST FROM THE WEB

Hong Kong police officer shot with arrow, protesters set fires as Chinese troops appear to clean streets
Elise Stefanik emerges as main Schiff antagonist in fiery impeachment hearings
Nearly 80,000 immigrants approved for DACA have arrest records, USCIS report finds
Study confirms media coverage of Trump is 'more hostile than normal' and ignores good economic news
White House budget official questioned in impeachment probe

CARTOON OF THE DAY

Cartoon of the Day
NEXT STORY
D'Souza: The 'gangsterization' of the Democratic Party

'Death of a Nation' (D'Souza film)The producer of a new film on political history in America asserts that today's party of Democrats promotes itself – inaccurately – as the party of anti-racism and anti-fascism.