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

Florida Gov. Rick Scott defeated Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson for Florida's Senate seat by about 10,000 votes.
President Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally for Republican midterm candidates in Florida on Wednesday.

Trump and Republicans escalate unsubstantiated voter-fraud conspiracies as recounts move forward in Florida

Florida's midterm election recount is underway, but aging, faulty machines are slowing the process as President Donald Trump spreads conspiracies.
Chuck Schumer.

Chuck Schumer accuses President Trump of “bullying” in Florida recount, says every vote should be counted regardless of deadline

"If he really wants an honest and fair election, President Trump will stop bullying, harassing, and lying about the vote in Florida," Schumer said.

A judge just slapped down Republicans’ claims of fraud in Florida amid an increasingly chaotic recount

A Florida judge denied Gov. Rick Scott's request that law enforcement seize ballots and voting equipment when they're not being used.

One of the most hotly contested Senate races looks like it could be headed for a recount

Rick Scott, who had served as Florida’s governor since 2011, claimed victory over Bill Nelson early Tuesday morning.

‘Kavanaugh’s Revenge’: Every Democratic senator in a competitive midterm race who voted against Brett Kavanaugh lost

The confirmation of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh Washington was nearly upended by sexual misconduct allegations.
Florida Governor Rick Scott speaks about hurricane relief measures for Florida and Puerto Rico at the White House in Washington, U.S., September 29, 2017.

Rick Scott claims victory in Florida Senate race over longtime Sen. Bill Nelson

"Tonight, voters have sent a strong message that they want a proven leader representing them in Washington..." said NRSC Chairman Cory Gardner.

A Democratic senator in a tight re-election race says Russians are interfering in his campaign — but some top officials say they don’t kno...

"If Senator Nelson has specific information about threats to our elections, he should share it with election officials in Florida."

The Senate might not take its annual break in August — and that could have disastrous consequences for red-state Democrats

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell potentially cancelling all or part of the August recess is a prime strategy for sidelining vulnerable incumbent Democrats in red states who would otherwise be campaigning vigorously for re-election.

A top Democratic senator met with Mark Zuckerberg for an hour and came away more pessimistic

Sen. Bill Nelson suggested that the hearing would lack substance and that Congress was unlikely to pursue legislation to regulate tech firms' data collection.