TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (The News Service of Florida) - Qualifying for the 2018 election ended at noon Friday for federal candidates, along with those running for judgeships, state attorney and public defenders positions.
Governor Rick Scott and Senator Bill Nelson both officially qualified to run for Nelson's Senate seat.
A vast majority of Florida's 27 Congressional seats will also be contested this fall, including four seats where incumbent Republicans have decided against seeking re-election.
Speaking to reporters after qualifying ended, Congressional candidate Tim Canova said many voters are sick of the two party system.
"The divide in our country right now is less Democrat versus Republican, less conservative versus liberal and it's more insider versus outsider. It's integrity versus corruption," said Canova.
Qualifying for state races, including the governor, the legislature, and cabinet will take place the week of June 18 to the 22.