Rick Scott defeats Bill Nelson for Florida Senate seat after tense recount

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  • Florida Gov. Rick Scott defeated Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson Sunday in a contentious race for the state’s Senate seat.
  • Scott led Nelson by more than 10,000 votes Sunday after the recount’s noon deadline, according to the Associated Press.
  • Over the course of the campaign, Scott baselessly claimed rampant voter fraud and reportedly spent more than $ 60 million to defeat Nelson, who served three terms after first being elected to the US Senate in 2000.

Florida Gov. Rick Scott defeated Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson Sunday in a contentious race for a Senate seat.

The Associated Press reported after the recount that Scott led the incumbent Nelson by more than 10,000 votes.

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