United States Senate election in Florida, 2018

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United States Senate election in Florida, 2018

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  Bill Nelson.jpg Rick Scott (cropped).jpg
Nominee Bill Nelson Rick Scott
Party Democratic Republican

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Incumbent U.S. Senator

Bill Nelson
Democratic



The 2018 United States Senate election in Florida will be held on November 6, 2018, alongside a gubernatorial election, U.S. House elections, and other state and local elections. Incumbent Democratic Senator Bill Nelson is running for reelection to a fourth term.[1]

The candidate filing deadline for this Senate race was May 4, 2018, with primary elections being held on August 28, 2018. Florida uses a closed primary process, in which the selection of each respective party's candidates for a general election is limited to registered party members.[2]

Background[edit]

Incumbent Democratic Senator Bill Nelson currently holds a 47%-29% approval rating[3] among his constituents, though President Donald Trump also holds a positive approval rating of 50%-45% in Florida as of January 2018.[4] Trump won the state in 2016 by 1.2% over Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton. Nelson is being challenged by term-limited Governor Rick Scott, who has contributed more than $86 million of his own fortune into two successful gubernatorial bids in 2010 and 2014.[5] Nelson is seen as vulnerable heading into the race, as he is the only statewide elected Democrat, despite winning re-election in 2012 by 13%. The 75-year-old (76 on election day) is described as a "low-key centrist" that may not be able to energize progressive voters.[6]

Scott announced his candidacy on April 9, 2018, weeks after his last regular 60-day legislative session as governor.[7] In September 2017, during a Hurricane Irma recovery trip to Fort Myers, President Trump encouraged Scott to run:

Scott currently holds a 58%-31% approval rating[9] among his constituents, with a majority of Florida voters believing the state is moving in the right direction. Combined with a good economy, it has been said that Governor Scott may be the only Republican that could defeat Senator Nelson.[10]

Gun control is an expected key issue for this race. The election comes less than nine months after the Stoneman Douglas High School shooting in Parkland, the deadliest school shooting in American history that killed 17 people. Senator Nelson has also mentioned the Orlando nightclub shooting that occurred in June 2016 and killed 49 people, stating that "nothing was done" by Governor Scott's administration. In the wake of Stoneman Douglas, Scott has raised the age to purchase a gun from 18 to 21, set a three-day waiting period to purchase assault-style weapons, and banned bump stocks, moves that Nelson describes as "doing the bare minimum." The National Rifle Association has come out against Scott's legislation.[11]

Additionally, an undetermined number of Puerto Ricans, a largely Democratic voter demographic, have moved to Florida after the island was ravaged by Hurricane Maria in September 2017. Whether they will affect the race is unclear.[12]

Democratic primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Nominee[edit]

Declined[edit]

Withdrew[edit]

Endorsements[edit]

Bill Nelson
U.S. Senators
Governors
Individuals
Organizations

Republican primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Nominee

Eliminated in primary[edit]

Withdrew[edit]

Declined[edit]

Endorsements[edit]

Rick Scott
U.S. Executive Branch officials
U.S. Senators
U.S. Representatives
Governors
Statewide officials
State legislators
Sheriffs
Territorial officials
Individuals
Organizations
Newspapers

Polling[edit]

Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size
Margin
of error
Rick
Scott
Rocky
De La Fuente
Undecided
Gravis Marketing August 21–25, 2018 579 ± 4.1% 73% 12% 15%
Gravis Marketing August 21–22, 2018 321 ± 5.5% 73% 12% 15%
Gravis Marketing July 13–14, 2018 905 ± 3.3% 74% 16% 8%

Results[edit]

Republican primary results
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Rick Scott 1,452,554 88.6
Republican Rocky De La Fuente 186,566 11.4
Total votes 1,639,120 100.0

Libertarian Party[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Potential[edit]

Withdrew[edit]

Declined[edit]

American Independent Party[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Withdrew[edit]

Write-ins and independents[edit]

Declared (write-in)[edit]

Withdrew (independent)[edit]

  • Marcia R. Thorne, pastor[60]

General election[edit]

Predictions[edit]

Source Ranking As of
The Cook Political Report[111] Tossup August 24, 2018
Inside Elections[112] Tossup September 14, 2018
Sabato's Crystal Ball[113] Tossup September 6, 2018
Daily Kos[114] Tossup September 17, 2018
Fox News[115] Tossup September 19, 2018
CNN[116] Tossup September 16, 2018
RealClearPolitics[117] Tossup September 15, 2018

Fundraising[edit]

Campaign finance reports as of August, 2018
Candidate (party) Total receipts Total disbursements Cash on hand
Rick Scott (R) $31,203,038 $27,869,151 $3,333,886
Bill Nelson (D) Incumbent $19,901,692 $6,284,284 $14,611,730
Source: Federal Election Commission[118]

Polling[edit]

Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size
Margin
of error
Bill
Nelson (D)
Rick
Scott (R)
Other Undecided
Florida Atlantic University September 13–16, 2018 850 ± 3.3% 41% 42% 5% 11%
Ipsos September 5–12, 2018 1,000 ± 4.0% 45% 46% 4% 6%
Rasmussen Reports September 10–11, 2018 800 ± 3.5% 45% 44% 5% 6%
SurveyUSA September 7–9, 2018 634 ± 5.3% 44% 46% 4% 7%
Quinnipiac University August 30 – September 3, 2018 785 ± 4.3% 49% 49% 0% 2%
Gravis Marketing August 29–30, 2018 1,225 ± 2.8% 47% 47% 6%
Public Policy Polling (D-EDGE Comms.) August 29–30, 2018 743 ± 4.0% 46% 45% 8%
St. Pete Polls August 29–30, 2018 1,755 ± 2.3% 47% 47% 5%
Florida Atlantic University August 16–20, 2018 800 ± 3.4% 39% 45% 17%
Saint Leo University August 10–16, 2018 500 ± 4.5% 36% 40% 8% 15%
Mason-Dixon July 24–25, 2018 625 ± 4.0% 44% 47% 9%
Florida Atlantic University July 20–21, 2018 800 ± 3.4% 40% 44% 17%
Gravis Marketing July 13–14, 2018 1,840 ± 2.3% 47% 43% 10%
SurveyMonkey/Axios June 11 – July 2, 2018 1,080 ± 5.0% 46% 49% 5%
YouGov June 19–22, 2018 839 LV ± 3.5% 41% 46% 6% 6%
996 RV 40% 42% 6% 9%
Marist College June 17–21, 2018 947 ± 3.9% 49% 45% 1% 5%
Public Policy Polling (D-EDGE Comms.) June 18–19, 2018 1,308 ± 3.2% 48% 46% 7%
Gravis Marketing May 31 – June 15, 2018 1,251 ± 2.8% 50% 40% 10%
Cherry Communications May 25 – June 4, 2018 605 ± 4.0% 45% 48% 5%
Saint Leo University May 25–31, 2018 506 ± 4.5% 34% 40% 8% 18%
Morning Consult May 29–30, 2018 1,199 ± 3.0% 39% 40%
Florida Atlantic University May 4–7, 2018 728 LV 45% 45%
1,000 RV ± 3.0% 40% 44% 16%
Public Policy Polling (D-Levine) April 10–11, 2018 661 ± 3.9% 50% 44% 6%
Gravis Marketing February 26 – March 19, 2018 2,212 ± 2.1% 44% 40% 16%
McLaughlin & Associates (R-NR PAC) March 10–13, 2018 800 ± 3.4% 46% 47% 6%
Clearview Research March 1–7, 2018 750 ± 3.6% 41% 43% 16%
SurveyMonkey/Axios February 12 – March 5, 2018 1,806 ± 5.0% 53% 43% 4%
Quinnipiac University February 23–26, 2018 1,156 ± 3.6% 46% 42% 2% 9%
Florida Atlantic University February 23–25, 2018 800 ± 3.6% 40% 38% 22%
Saint Leo University February 18–24, 2018 500 ± 4.5% 35% 42% 9% 15%
Gravis Marketing February 1–18, 2018 1,978 ± 2.2% 44% 40% 16%
Florida Atlantic University February 1–4, 2018 750 ± 3.7% 34% 44% 22%
University of North Florida January 29 – February 4, 2018 429 ± 4.7% 48% 42% 2% 7%
Mason-Dixon January 30 – February 1, 2018 625 ± 4.0% 45% 44% 11%
Gravis Marketing December 19–24, 2017 5,778 ± 1.3% 44% 39% 17%
Saint Leo University November 19–24, 2017 500 ± 4.5% 32% 42% 8% 18%
Mason-Dixon October 17–19, 2017 625 ± 4.0% 44% 44% 12%
University of North Florida October 11–17, 2017 706 ± 3.4% 37% 36% 7% 20%
Cherry Communications September 17–24, 2017 615 ± 4.0% 45% 47% 8%
Saint Leo University September 10–16, 2017 500 ± 4.5% 33% 35% 11% 21%
Florida Atlantic University August 24–26, 2017 800 ± 4.0% 42% 40% 18%
Gravis Marketing April 4–10, 2017 1,243 ± 2.8% 56% 28% 16%
Gravis Marketing March 28–29, 2017 1,453 ± 2.6% 52% 37% 12%
Cherry Communications March 6–14, 2017 600 ± 4.0% 48% 42% 10%
Saint Leo University March 3–11, 2017 507 ± 4.5% 39% 34% 10% 17%
Public Opinion Strategies (R-FHA) March 1–5, 2017 600 ± 4.0% 46% 44% 10%
Mason-Dixon February 24–28, 2017 625 ± 4.0% 46% 41% 13%
University of North Florida February 13–26, 2017 957 ± 3.1% 44% 38% 3% 12%
Gravis Marketing November 22–25, 2016 3,250 ± 2.4% 51% 38% 11%
Public Policy Polling September 4–6, 2016 744 ± 3.6% 45% 41% 14%
Public Policy Polling September 11–13, 2015 814 ± 3.4% 46% 42% 12%
Public Policy Polling March 19–22, 2015 923 ± 3.2% 47% 43% 10%

Results[edit]

United States Senate election in Florida, 2018
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Bill Nelson (incumbent)
Republican Rick Scott
Majority
Total votes 100.0

See also[edit]

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External links[edit]

Official campaign websites