Sen. Bill NelsonClarence (Bill) William NelsonFlorida lawmakers blocked from entering facility holding migrant children Transportation Department watchdog to examine airplane cabin evacuation standards Hillicon Valley: Supreme Court takes up Apple case | Senate votes to block ZTE deal | Officials testify on Clinton probe report | Russia's threat to undersea cables | Trump tells Pentagon to create 'space force' | FCC begins T-Mobile, Sprint deal review MORE (D-Fla.) is keeping the door open on the possibility of running for Florida governor.

On Wednesday, the three-term senator told a group of local business leaders he’s tempted to run because he doesn’t like where his state is heading, The Daytona Beach News-Journal reports.

Nelson, 71, has been floated as a possible Democratic challenger to the state’s current governor, Rick Scott (R), if Charlie Christ doesn’t catch fire. 

The senator has previously said he had no plans to enter the race.

Crist previously served as the Sunshine State’s GOP governor and is now running against Scott as a Democrat. Crist left the Republican Party in 2010, after it was apparent he was going to lose to Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) in a Senate primary, and instead mounted a failed bid as an independent. 

At the event Wednesday in Daytona Beach, Nelson criticized Scott for not accepting federal assistance for high-speed rail in the state and deciding not to expand Medicaid through ObamaCare. 

“I think it’s not only a shame,” Nelson said of Scott’s policy on healthcare, “I think it’s a moral abscess.” 

The chairman of Scott’s reelection campaign, state Sen. John Thrasher (R), said Wednesday that Nelson would propose “big government” solutions as governor rather than “market-based” strategies, according to the paper. 

“His solutions are federally based solutions — not Florida-based solutions,” Thrasher said.

Several other lawmakers in Congress are running for governor of their states this November including Reps. Allyson Schwartz (D-Pa.) and Mike Michaud (D-Maine), and Sen. David Vitter (R-La.) is running in 2015.