2018 Senate Race: State: Florida ( Bill Nelson v Rick Scott )

CURRENT STATUS: Pending Primaries

Race Status

Toss Up
INCUMBENT PARTY: Dem last updated: 07-09-2018
Key Dates
Filing Deadline: 05/04/2018
Primaries: 08/28/2018
General Election: 11/06/2018

Race Status History
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Democratic Candidate

Dem Incumbent

Incumbent
Bill Nelson
BALLOTPEDIA Profile

CURRENT CHALLENGERS
REGISTERED CANDIDATES
Tamika Lyles


REP CANDIDATE TBD

CLEAR FAVORITE

OTHER CANDIDATES
Augustus Invictus
Lateresa Jones
Howard Knepper
Martin Mikhail
Joe Smith
Marcia Thorne


Pundit Opinions

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Current Senate Scoreboard
Bottom Line

Republican Governor Rick Scott’s entry into this race produced the rarest of events in this election cycle–a status change that favored the Republicans. The campaign against incumbent Senator Bill Nelson is widely expected to be the most expensive race of the cycle. Florida now joins Missouri, Indiana, and Nevada as top states to watch in the battle for control of the Senate.¬†Democrats need to win them all to gain control.

2018 Florida Data Card
Florida Demographics
DemographicStateNation
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Gender48.9% Male
51.1% Female
51% Female
Race/Ethnicity54.9% White/Caucasian
White/Hispanic 22.7
16.8% Black/African American
61% White
18% Hispanic
12% Black
5% Asian
2% Two or More
1% Native
Language Other than Eng at Home28.1%21.1%
High School Grad Rate87.4%87.5%
College Grad Rate28.6%31.3%
Per Capita Income$28,621$31,128
Unemployment4.5%4.1
Median Age42.137.9
Population20612439325.7 mil
Square Miles53631.23,796,742
Population per SqMi1384.3185.8
People per Household2.72.7
Foreign Born20.6%13.5%
Veteran8.7%7.4%
Geographic Mobility15.8%14.6%
Data Credits
State: www.census.gov
State/Miscellaneous: BALLOTPEDIA State Profile