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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 NelsonDemocrats slide in battle for Senate Election Countdown: Small-donor donations explode | Russian woman charged with midterm interference | Takeaways from North Dakota Senate debate | O'Rourke gives 'definitive no' to 2020 run | Dems hope Latino voters turn Arizona blue Election Countdown: Florida Senate fight resumes after hurricane | Cruz softens ObamaCare attacks | GOP worries Trump will lose suburban women | Latest Senate polls | Rep. Dave Brat gets Trump's 'total endorsement' | Dem candidates raise record B 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-BalartFormer TV journalist gives GOP rare dose of hope in Florida The Hill's 12:30 Report — Trump rips 'ridiculous' spending bill | FBI dragged into new fight | Latest on Maryland shooting Jeb Bush campaigns with Rick Scott in Florida 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.