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Nelson concedes after Fla. recount : Gov. Scott's victory boosts GOP Senate majority to 52 seats

Nov 19, 2018 - Chicago Tribune

Three-term Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson has conceded to Florida's Republican Gov. Rick Scott, in a bitter and drawn-out race to retain his seat after a series of failed legal challenges and underwhelming preliminary results from a manual statewide recount left the incumbent with almost no path to victory.

Nelson conceded in a phone call to Scott, according to a statement from the Scott campaign, even though results of the race are not due to be certified until Tuesday.

"I just spoke w...