Florida Gov. Rick Scott (R) reportedly told fundraisers that he is interested in running for Senate, according to The Tampa Bay Times.
Incumbent Sen. Bill Nelson (D-Fla.) will be 76 when his third term ends in 2018, and Scott could benefit from an off-year where Democrats typically see lower voter turnout. Nelson hasn't said yet whether he plans to run for re-election, though the Democrat has stepped up his fundraising in recent months.
When he ran for re-election in 2014, Scott, who is 62, narrowly defeated Republican-turned-Democrat Charlie Crist.