After a bitter and expensive race, Florida voters will decide whether Democrats hold on to a seat seen as crucial to their hopes of recapturing control of the U.S. Senate.

FILE- This Sept. 18, 2018 file photo shows Florida Gov. Rick Scott, center, candidate for the U.S. Senate speaking to supporters at a campaign rally in Orlando, Fla. Scott, who is challenging incumbent Democratic Senator Bill Nelson, has tried to make the election about Nelson's lengthy tenure in Washington. Instead he has been put on the defense over the environment, health care and his finances.(AP Photo/John Raoux, File )
FILE- This Sept. 18, 2018 file photo shows Florida Gov. Rick Scott, center, candidate for the U.S. Senate speaking to supporters at a campaign rally in Orlando, Fla. Scott, who is challenging incumbent Democratic Senator Bill Nelson, has tried to make the election about Nelson’s lengthy tenure in Washington. Instead he has been put on the defense over the environment, health care and his finances.(AP Photo/John Raoux, File )

Republican Gov. Rick Scott was urged by President Donald Trump to challenge Democratic incumbent Bill Nelson. Scott is a multimillionaire businessman who has used millions of his own money on a sustained advertising campaign against the three-term incumbent.

FILE- This Oct. 15, 2018 file photo shows Gov. Rick Scott, listening to President Donald Trump at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., to visit areas affected by Hurricane Michael. Scott is challenging incumbent Democrat, Sen. Bill Nelson. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
FILE- This Oct. 15, 2018 file photo shows Gov. Rick Scott, listening to President Donald Trump at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., to visit areas affected by Hurricane Michael. Scott is challenging incumbent Democrat, Sen. Bill Nelson. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

The two candidates disagree about issues such as health care and gun control. Nelson favors the Affordable Care Act, while Scott has been a staunch critic of the federal health care overhaul.

This Oct. 2, 2018 file photo shows U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson, left, speaking to supporters after he was endorsed by Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Rossello, right, during a news conference in Orlando, Fla. Nelson is facing Florida Gov. Rick Scott. (AP Photo/John Raoux)
This Oct. 2, 2018 file photo shows U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson, left, speaking to supporters after he was endorsed by Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Rossello, right, during a news conference in Orlando, Fla. Nelson is facing Florida Gov. Rick Scott. (AP Photo/John Raoux)

But the race has mainly been about competence and character. Scott has called Nelson a career politician who’s ineffective. Nelson has called Scott untrustworthy due to questions about his finances.

Source: The Associated Press

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