FLO-RED-A: The Florida Senate race is FINALLY over with Rick Scott prevailing by over 10,000 votes

Posted at 2:22 pm on November 18, 2018 by Jacob Bunn

After nearly two weeks of recounts and lawsuits, it is over in Florida.

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Gov. Rick Scott has officially defeated incumbent Democrat Bill Nelson to win the Sunshine State’s U.S. Senate seat and ensure that Florida will now have two Republican senators and a GOP governor.

After realizing he has no options remaining, Nelson has called Rick Scott to concede.

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According to the CNN report, Nelson gained about 2,570 votes on Scott as a result of the manual recount, which was well short of the 12,603 he needed to make up.

It’s been a while since Florida had two Republican senators.

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Nelson is expected to make a statement later today officially suspending his campaign.

Editor’s note:  This post has been updated with an additional tweet.

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