In a bitterly contested race, outgoing Republican Governor Rick Scott has closely won a seat in US Senate against present Bill Nelson, in Florida, reports an official.
Bill Nelson conceded that the seat he has held for 3-terms since 2001 after a hand and machine recount, which showed Mr. Scott had verge the Democrat by 50.05 percent to 49.93 percent, or over 10,000 votes, highlights the final results.
Republican Scott wrote on his Facebook post, “I just spoke with Senator Bill Nelson, who graciously conceded, and I thanked him for his years of public service.”
Earlier, Democrat Andrew Gillum has conceded his hard-fought race to become the US first African American governor to his rival of Republican, Ron DeSantis.
That race had also gone for the recount.
Meanwhile, Stacey Abrams has aimed to become US first black female governor, said that she will not win her race to lead Georgia, while accused her Republic rival Brian Kemp of voter suppression.
After Scott wins against Nelson, he has received warm congratulations from other US leaders.
US President Donald Trump tweets, “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!” added the US President.
Republican Governor Rick Scott, who has controlled the state for 8-years, calls for unity.
Scott continued that “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,” added Scott.