2018 United States Senate election in Florida

2018 election of Florida's Class I Senate Seat

The 2018 United States Senate election in Florida took place on November 6, 2018.[source?]

2018 United States Senate election in Florida

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Turnout61.68%
  Official Portrait of Senator Rick Scott (cropped).jpg Bill Nelson.jpg
Nominee Rick Scott Bill Nelson
Party Republican Democratic
Popular vote 4,099,505 4,089,472
Percentage 50.06% 49.93%

2018 United States Senate election in Florida results map by county.svg
County results
Scott:      50–60%      60–70%      70–80%      80–90%
Nelson:      50–60%      60–70%

U.S. Senator before election

Bill Nelson
Democratic

Elected U.S. Senator

Rick Scott
Republican

Bill Nelson ran for a fourth term. He ran against Republican Rick Scott.[1]

The campaign was very competitive. It was one of the most competitive Senate elections in the nation.[2]

The victory margin was very close, so a recount was needed to find a winner. On November 18, Rick Scott officially won the election.[1]

Primary electionEdit

RepublicanEdit

Republican primary results
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Rick Scott 1,452,952 88.6
Republican Rocky De La Fuente 186,636 11.4
Total 1,639,588 100.0%

DemocraticEdit

No Democratic primary was held.

General electionEdit

General election results[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Rick Scott 4,099,505 50.1
Democratic Bill Nelson (inc.) 4,089,472 49.9
Others 607 0.0
Total 8,190,005 100.0%

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 Bernie Woodall (November 18, 2018). "Republican Scott wins Florida U.S. Senate seat after manual recount". Reuters. Retrieved November 18, 2018.[permanent dead link]
  2. King, Ledyard (September 3, 2018). "Midterms: Stunning Florida primary result shifts Bill Nelson-Rick Scott Senate race from middle to extremes". USA Today.
  3. "Florida Election Watch - US Senator". floridaelectionwatch.gov.