Florida Governor Rick Scott Officially Starts Re-Election Campaign

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    NBC 6 South Florida
    Florida Gov. Rick Scott

    Florida Gov. Rick Scott is making his re-election bid official.

    The Republican incumbent on Tuesday opened his official campaign account and turned in paperwork to seek a second term in office.

    PortMiami Dredging Tour With Gov. Rick Scott

    [MI] PortMiami Dredging Tour With Gov. Rick Scott
    Gov. Rick Scott touted progress at PortMiami while he got an up close look at a dredging vessel on Fisherman's Channel Friday morning. "We can be... the shipping capital for the East Coast," he said. He noted the port has a $34-billion annual economic impact, and the dredging project alone could create 30,000 jobs. (Published Friday, Dec. 6, 2013)

    Scott has made no secret of his plans to run for re-election. But he had not taken the official steps that allow him to collect money, or have him designated as an active candidate.

    For the last two years Scott has been raising millions for a political organization called Let's Get to Work. But that organization cannot spend money on television ads that urge voters to vote for Scott.

    Charlie Crist Kicks Off Run for Florida Governor as a Democrat

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    Former Florida Republican Gov. Charlie Crist launched his campaign for his old job Monday, promising to take the state in a new direction if he is returned to office as a Democrat. NBC 6’s Steve Litz reports. (Published Monday, Nov. 4, 2013)

    There are nearly 30 other candidates who have filed paperwork to run for governor. The two most prominent candidates are Democrats Charlie Crist and former State Sen. Nan Rich.