Sources with ties to Scott say that he is looking at different options that would allow him finish his full second term as Florida’s 45th governor.
Scott, despite his self-assurance, has not technically won the U.S. Senate seat yet. He may be the first candidate to ever attend an orientation as a senator-elect before actually being the senator-elect.
Scott repeated his allegations Sunday, without evidence, that fraud is behind the increase in votes for Nelson, saying he has asked the Florida Department of Law Enforcement to look into potential fraud. The department and the secretary of state have both previously said there is no evidence of fraud.
Scott’s Senate campaign is suing the Broward County elections supervisor and is ordering the Florida Department of Law Enforcement to investigate elections offices in Broward and Palm Beach counties.
“This race is over. It’s a sad way for Bill Nelson to end his career. He is desperately trying to hold on to something that no longer exists.”
With Scott as governor, Florida was one of 20 Republican-led states to join a lawsuit to strike down the Obamacare provision requiring pre-existing conditions be covered.
One of the companies the state selected after the storm had no previous emergency debris removal experience, while more qualified firms were prevented from even submitting bids.
Florida Gov. Rick Scott and his wife have invested at least $18 million in three financial firms managing money for the state’s pension system that Scott himself oversees. The three firms that have received $325 million worth of Florida pension investments.
If Rick Scott wins his U.S. Senate race, Lt. Gov. Carlos López-Cantera would become governor for five days and make the midnight appointments himself.
This is his second transportation gaffe in two weeks. On Aug. 24, Scott’s campaign Twitter account promised to fight for federal funds if he’s elected to the Senate, despite Scott rejecting billions of dollars in money for a high-speed rail.