Skip to comments.Rick Scott wins Florida U.S. Senate race
Posted on 11/07/2018 9:36:45 AM PST by Red Badger
Gov. Rick Scott declared victory Tuesday with a slim 0.68 percentage point win over U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson, who conceded even though his campaign raised issues with ballot counting in several South Florida counties.
Nelson advisor Dan McLaughlin told supporters at Nelsons election night event at the Embassy Suites in Orlando that the campaign had concerns about ballot counting in several south Florida counties.
But just after midnight, the Nelson campaign said he would concede.
This is obviously not the result Senator Nelson's campaign has worked hard for, said Pete Mitchell, Nelsons campaign manager. The senator will be making a full statement tomorrow to thank all those who rallied for his cause.
Shortly before midnight, Scott talked to his supporters in Fort Myers, who were chanting Senator Scott, Senator Scott.
Its hard to believe were here tonight, he said. This campaign is behind us and thats where were going to leave it.
(Excerpt) Read more at orlandosentinel.com ...
biased pollsters refused to predict this and other GOP Senate as any better than Toss UPs.
But look at all the pro Dem house predictions.
Florida saved the evening from being a total disaster.
How fresh is this report- I ask because he conceded last night then unconceded...
He conceded again..................
Senator Nelson you’re Fired!
So, he conceded before he didnt concede? Whats the ground truth at this moment?
Don’t get too excited. My bet is Nelson conceded because the uniparty doesn’t want to give anyone the excuse to examine how the voting went down. Those voter rolls need to be gone through with a fine toothed comb before 2020.
Thanks God that old decrepit fart is fading away. Nelson never really held a real job in his life.
They are moving to a recount now, not a contest YET.
This is dated around midnight this AM. I think Nelson has demanded a recount since then.
There is an automatic recount so wont be final until Saturday.
This is from midnight, same paper from 2 hrs ago says heading to recount.
The RADIO news at the top of the hour says he’s conceded again.............STAY TUNED FOR FURTHER DEVELOPMENTS..............
President Trump saved the evening
Correct. There will be a recount.
Ok. Hope so!
The recount will happen anyways because it was less than 1%.
There ain’t enough votes out there.
The radio news at the top of the hour says he had conceded to Scott on the phone................
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