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Rick Scott wins Florida U.S. Senate race
www.orlandosentinel.com ^ | 11-07-2018 | Steven Lemongello

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 Nelson’s 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, Nelson’s 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.”

“It’s hard to believe we’re here tonight,” he said. “This campaign is behind us and that’s where we’re going to leave it.”

(Excerpt) Read more at orlandosentinel.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; Politics/Elections; US: Florida
KEYWORDS: 2018midterms; alteredheadline; fakenews; fl2018; goppickups; outdatedinfo; recount; thisisoldinfo
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1 posted on 11/07/2018 9:36:45 AM PST by Red Badger
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To: Red Badger

Hot dang!


2 posted on 11/07/2018 9:37:31 AM PST by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: Red Badger

Great news.


3 posted on 11/07/2018 9:37:50 AM PST by rdl6989
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To: Red Badger

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.


4 posted on 11/07/2018 9:38:15 AM PST by SMGFan ( .)
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To: Red Badger

Florida saved the evening from being a total disaster.


5 posted on 11/07/2018 9:38:25 AM PST by dfwgator (Endut! Hoch Hech!)
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To: Red Badger

How fresh is this report- I ask because he conceded last night then unconceded...


6 posted on 11/07/2018 9:39:25 AM PST by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge.)
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To: piasa

He conceded again..................


7 posted on 11/07/2018 9:40:16 AM PST by Red Badger (FNo-platform us all you want. Ban us all you want. Smear us all you want. You can’t stop an idea...)
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To: Red Badger

Senator Nelson you’re Fired!


8 posted on 11/07/2018 9:40:25 AM PST by SMGFan ( .)
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To: Red Badger

So, he conceded before he didn’t concede? What’s the ground truth at this moment?


9 posted on 11/07/2018 9:41:05 AM PST by TADSLOS (I hate Russian Dolls. They are so full of themselves.)
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To: Army Air Corps

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.


10 posted on 11/07/2018 9:41:28 AM PST by mewzilla (Is Central America emptying its prisons?)
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To: Red Badger
"Nelson’s loss end a political career for Nelson dating back to 1972, when he was elected to the Florida House of Representatives from Central Florida. He also spent 12 years in the U.S. House of Representatives and eight years as the state’s Treasurer, Insurance Commissioner and Fire Marshal before being elected to the Senate in 2000."

Thanks God that old decrepit fart is fading away. Nelson never really held a real job in his life.

11 posted on 11/07/2018 9:41:56 AM PST by Autonomous User (During times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act.)
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To: piasa

They are moving to a recount now, not a contest YET.


12 posted on 11/07/2018 9:42:02 AM PST by Mouton (The media is the enemy of the people.)
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To: Red Badger

This is dated around midnight this AM. I think Nelson has demanded a recount since then.


13 posted on 11/07/2018 9:42:34 AM PST by clintonh8r (Truth is hate speech to those who hate the truth.)
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To: Autonomous User

There is an automatic recount so won’t be final until Saturday.


14 posted on 11/07/2018 9:42:44 AM PST by rstrahan
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To: Red Badger

This is from midnight, same paper from 2 hrs ago says heading to recount.


15 posted on 11/07/2018 9:42:53 AM PST by conservative98
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To: TADSLOS

The RADIO news at the top of the hour says he’s conceded again.............STAY TUNED FOR FURTHER DEVELOPMENTS..............


16 posted on 11/07/2018 9:43:28 AM PST by Red Badger (FNo-platform us all you want. Ban us all you want. Smear us all you want. You can’t stop an idea...)
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To: dfwgator

President Trump saved the evening


17 posted on 11/07/2018 9:43:33 AM PST by Trump.Deplorable
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To: conservative98

Correct. There will be a recount.


18 posted on 11/07/2018 9:43:55 AM PST by clintonh8r (Truth is hate speech to those who hate the truth.)
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To: Red Badger

Ok. Hope so!


19 posted on 11/07/2018 9:44:23 AM PST by clintonh8r (Truth is hate speech to those who hate the truth.)
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To: conservative98

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................


20 posted on 11/07/2018 9:45:34 AM PST by Red Badger (FNo-platform us all you want. Ban us all you want. Smear us all you want. You can’t stop an idea...)
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