Jeb Bush campaigns with Rick Scott in Florida

Jeb Bush campaigns with Rick Scott in Florida
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Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush (R) joined current Florida Gov. Rick Scott (R) on the campaign trail Saturday as Scott faces off in a tight race against incumbent Sen. Bill NelsonClarence (Bill) William NelsonHow Jim Bridenstine recruited an old enemy to advise NASA Republicans amp up attacks on Tlaib's Holocaust comments The muscle for digital payment MORE (D) for Nelson's Senate seat.

The former governor posted a tweet Saturday with a picture of Bush, Scott, Florida Rep. Mario Diaz-BalartMario Rafael Diaz-BalartHouse passes bill to protect 'Dreamers' House passes bill to protect 'Dreamers' Here are the eight Republicans who voted with Democrats on the Equality Act MORE (R), and former Rep. Lincoln Diaz-Balart (R) on Scott's "Let’s Get To Work" campaign bus as the group traveled to several campaign stops across the state.

"Glad to be on the Let’s Get To Work bus with Rick Scott," Bush wrote.

Posts on Scott's Twitter feed show the group attending several campaign stops during the day, including a rally in Palm Beach, Fla., and a stop for lunch in Boca Raton.

Saturday's campaign tour comes just a day after Scott appeared at an invite-only campaign event in Tampa, Fla., alongside Bush's brother, former President George W. Bush.

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Scott, who is term-limited under Florida's constitution, is facing Nelson in one of the most closely watched Senate battles in the 2018 midterm election cycle. Republicans hope to pick up Nelson's seat as they attempt to block Democrats from regaining control of the Senate in November's midterms.

A poll released earlier this month showed the race tied, with both candidates maintaining 49 percent support. Nelson, however, held a 13-point advantage among independent voters, according to the Quinnipiac University poll.

Democrats need a net gain of two Senate seats and 23 House seats to retake both chambers of Congress in November's midterms.