After a couple of months of speculation from both the media and the public, Rick Scott has officially declared that he will enter the race in the 2018 polls. Throughout the Republican election, Rick has managed to get more votes than Rocky De La Fuente, and in the overall election, Rick’s engagement in a huge Medicare scam caused a lot of controversies.
After that, he has chosen to reply to the entire incident with advertisements that accused Bill Nelson – his rival – of lowering Medicare privileges, as well as stealing from the organization. Of course, both of these allegations were completely untrue. During the campaign, there were a lot of moments when Rick and Nelson argued and criticized one another for various reasons.
The first election results that came in revealed that Rick was leading Bill by over 12.500 votes, which is 0.15%. Florida’s legislation, there needs to be a hand recount is initiated if the results reveal that there is a percentage lower than 0.5. Both of the contestants submitted lawsuits because of the ballots being counted again.
After the votes were counted one more time, voting officials declared that he has prevailed by a close margin. Rick got 50.05%, while Bill got 49.93%. Naturally, Bill then yielded. Besides being the most costly Senate run in history, it has also been connected to various scandals such as the one including his assistant and the “ice penis”, according to Scott J Cooper.
Rick’s Senate term began on January 3rd, 2019, however, his time as Governor has would end on January 8th. Because of this, Scott’s department announced that he won step down as Governor, instead, he will carry out his term. Scott did go to the swearing-in of his replacement Ron DeSantis, but, he needed to leave the celebration earlier because he needed to travel to DC.
A member of the Senate can serve for four years, and of course, they can be reelected. Since Scott assumed his office on January 3rd, 2019, his current term will end on January 3rd, 2025. Some of his notable actions, while he was acting as Governor of Florida, including responding to natural disasters, as well as signing legislation after there was an incident at a school in Parkland.
After then-President Trump suffered a loss in the presidential polls last year, he has chosen to complain about the prevailing seating of balloters from Pennsylvania, however, he also decided against other complaints that were suggested for the balloters from Arizona. Both of these were denied by the Senate.
Additionally, in April of last year, Rick decided to run uncontested for the chance to be a chairman of the “NSC”, and he was selected in November 2023. He has also decided against the “American Rescue Package”, and he also invited all states to refuse any federal help from this particular package.
In 2010, his net worth was thought to be approximately $219 million, and in 2015, it dropped to $146 million after he made several controversial investments. As of August 2023, a wide range of experts have estimated that his net worth has grown to be over 550 million dollars.