He has been urged to challenge Nelson, Florida's only statewide-elected Democrat, by Donald Trump.
Nelson had a 46 percent to 42 percent edge over Scott in the Senate contest, according to the poll. Both political parties share some of the blame.
Scott said it was time to "take this same mission to D.C.", calling the nation's capital "dysfunctional". "We don't need another politician in Washington - it's full of politicians, and that's why it's broken", he said.
That included during a September visit by Trump to Florida to survey hurricane damage.
Rick Scott speaks during a luncheon at the Republican National Committee Spring Meeting at the Diplomat Resort in Hollywood, Florida, April 21, 2016. "I believe in jobs".
Scott ran as a Tea Party candidate in 2010, emphasizing his success as a businessman and promising job creation. Republicans on Monday began running digital ads against Nelson for voting against the tax reform bill.
As the person Scott is challenging in the election has been a member of the Senate since the closing days of the Clinton Administration, a campaign centered around changing the Beltway is likely to catch the attention of many voters otherwise jaded by politics.
"It's going to be clearly a set of contrasts on so many issues, from the environment to sea level rise to oil drilling off the coast, to the expansion of Medicaid in Florida", Nelson told reporters.
"You're the first to know I'm going to run for the U.S. Senate representing the great state of Florida", Scott said in a statement on Facebook prior to the event.
Trump won Florida in the presidential election two years ago, but President Barack Obama carried the state in the two previous elections.
Rick Scott announced he will run against Democratic Sen.
Nelson later told CNN's Wolf Blitzer Monday afternoon that "there are so many differences" between himself and Scott.
Democratic political strategist Steve Schale predicted the race would be close and that Trump's popularity could play a role. She also highlights the deaths of 14 seniors in a nursing home during Hurricane Irma past year as well as accused Scott of deflecting blame for the Parkland shooting in February and the Florida International University bridge collapse that killed six people in March.
Puerto Rico Lt. Gov. Luis Rivera-Martin called Scott "a good friend of Puerto Rico, a good friend of all Hispanics".
One emerging complication for Scott is his relationship with Sen. Mike Rounds support Scott on CNN's "New Day" Monday morning, but didn't fully endorse him, saying: "Senator Nelson is a friend of mine". Earlier this year, he was a no-show for the crucial vote on popular legislation to limit late-term abortion after five months of pregnancy.
Following the talks, the French prime minister gave a luncheon party in honor of the Crown Prince and the accompanying delegation. It is believed that projects include the joint development of apps and educational material between the company and Kingdom.
One group of teacher walked the 100 miles from Tulsa to the capitol in Oklahoma City, to draw attention to their plight. The walkout comes after the West Virginia teachers' strike catalyzed a movement of teachers demanding higher pay.
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Oil marketing companies slumped following reports that the government is asking these firms to absorb price hikes. According to analysts, higher crude oil prices and bonds led to dampening of customer sentiments as well.
And she'll tell you she remembers waking up on this sofa with her clothes disheveled at 4 o'clock in the morning. That admission in the settlement led prosecutors to reopen the case against him, leading to these charges.
But the state's National guard did not return phone and email messages Monday seeking comment on how many have arrived. The New Mexico Guard members could help with air support, surveillance and infrastructure repairs, Hull said.
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He can be seen tossing trash cans and being prevented from throwing a barricade at a bus during his unannounced appearance in NY . The imbroglio went down as the Barclays Center as a busload of MMA fighters were arriving for from UFC 223 media day on Thursday.
Man City would need to put the attack behind him when they host the Reds for the second leg of the Champions League next Tuesday. We have to stand up with our heads up and move forward". "That's what our fans deserve".
The strikes came one day after a suspected chemical gas attack near Damascus in Syria, where dozens of people have been killed . According to the source, the Syrian air defense systems shot down eight missiles while repelling the attack.
They are frustrated because they wanted to do it today but I congratulated them because they will win it and they deserve it. United pulled level by half-time and Andy Cole's victor six minutes from time was no more than they deserved.
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Los Angeles Angels starting pitcher/designated hitter Shohei Ohtani is not in Saturday's lineup against the Oakland Athletics . Shohei Ohtani has thrown six flawless innings to begin his first home pitching start for the Los Angeles Angels .