Florida Gov. Rick Scott (R) made his reelection efforts official Tuesday, filing the necessary paperwork to seek a second term in office.
Scott opened his official campaign account and turned paperwork in to the state Division of Elections Tuesday, according to the AP.
The move was not unexpected -- Politico reported in February Scott had planned a $100 million reelection campaign, the most expensive in state history. By October, Scott had already raised $18.5 million for his reelection campaign, according to figures tallied by the Tampa Bay Times.
A recent Quinnipiac University poll suggested Scott may have trouble against his opponent, former Florida Gov. Charlie Crist (D). The poll showed Crist with a 7-point lead over Scott.