Sen. Bill Nelson concedes following manual recount

 It's official: Republican Gov. Rick Scott will be the next U.S. senator from Florida.The incumbent, Democrat Sen. Bill Nelson, conceded Sunday afternoon after the results of the manual recount showed Scott with 10,033 more votes.

Nelson conceded via a video statement, cutting off any further legal challenges in the race.

“Now the campaign truly is behind us, and that’s where we need to leave it,” Scott said in a statement. “We must do what Americans have always done: come together for the good of our state and our country. My focus will not be on looking backward, but on doing exactly what I ran on: making Washington work.”

Trump posted a congratulatory tweet on Scott’s victory. “From day one Rick Scott never wavered. He was a great Governor and will be even a greater Senator in representing the People of Florida. Congratulations to Rick on having waged such a courageous and successful campaign!”

 Read more at USA Today

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