Florida Gov. Rick Scott (R.) on Monday teased a “big announcement” on social media as rumors continue to grow that he has decided to launch a bid for the U.S. Senate seat held by incumbent Democrat Bill Nelson.
Scott appears poised to challenge Nelson this year after flirting with the idea of running for the past year, the Associated Press reported.
The governor, who is finishing his final term, tweeted that he will make “a big announcement” on April 9, without elaborating further.
Join me the morning of April 9th on Facebook Live, as I make a big announcement. pic.twitter.com/KBBtUCueyp
— Rick Scott (@ScottforFlorida) March 26, 2018
The tweet came on the heels of a notable departure by Scott’s chief of staff, Jackie Schutz Zeckman, who resigned on Sunday and has served in Scott’s administration since he first took office in 2011. Many observes expect Zeckman to take on an important role in Scott’s potential Senate campaign.
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