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2018 United States Senate election in Florida

← 2012 November 6, 2018 2024 →
Turnout 61.68%
  Official Portrait of Senator Rick Scott (cropped).jpg Bill Nelson.jpg
Nominee Rick Scott Bill Nelson
Party Republican Democrat
Popular vote 4,099,505 4,089,472
Percentage 50.06% 49.93%

Florida Senate Election Results by County, 2018.svg
County results
Scott:      50–60%      60–70%      70–80%      80–90%
Nelson:      50–60%      60–70%

U.S. Senator before election

Bill Nelson
Democrat

Elected U.S. Senator

Rick Scott
Republican

The 2018 United States Senate election in Florida took place on November 6, 2018.

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

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

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

Primary election

Republican

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%

Democratic

No Democratic primary was held.

General election

General election results
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%
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