We have another loser.
Rick Scott has defeated Bill Nelson in the Florida Senate race:
“Florida’s long-time Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson conceded to Republican challenger Gov. Rick Scott Sunday, drawing the hotly contested race to represent the Sunshine State to a close after 12 days of legal wrangling.
According to the Florida Secretary of State’s office, Scott led Nelson by approximately 10,000 votes after the state’s 67 counties completed machine and manual recounts
Nelson, who served three terms in the U.S. Senate, met his match in Scott, who launched a competitive campaign for Florida votes. Scott, a two-term governor of the state, said Nelson called him to “graciously” concede and that Scott, in turn, thanked Nelson for his years of service. Scott has now won narrow victories in three statewide races since 2010. …”
The Democrats tried and failed to steal it.
We’re going to have a 53-47 Senate after the Republican wins the runoff election in Mississippi. It will effectively be a 51-49 Senate though with Mitt Romney and Ben Sasse. There is also Lisa Murkowski who refused to vote for Kavanaugh. Aside from judicial nominations, what is the Senate going to do for the next two years anyway? Comprehensive immigration reform?
Note: Don’t be surprised if a Republican Senate and a Democratic House might get that across the finish line for their donors. The Republican House has blocked it before.