Today’s Top Florida Politics and News –

NSF: Trump expected to loom over Florida Senate battle between Nelson, Scott


McClatchy DC: Bill Nelson has never been tested like this. But neither has Rick Scott.


NPR: Republican Florida Governor Jumps Into Senate Race, Shaking Up 2018 Map


Herald: Florida’s Senate showdown is on. Can a 2-term governor unseat a 3-term senator?


Times-Union: Florida’s Senate race ‘the heavyweight bout for both parties’


The Hill: Scott bid boosts GOP Senate hopes


Roll Call: Bill Nelson’s Big Day


Herald: Bill Nelson spreads wrong information after shootings in Liberty City, Parkland


CBS News: Sen. Bill Nelson skeptical Facebook can address privacy issues


Herald Tribune: Vern Buchanan touts “independent” record in second round of early TV ads


Herald Tribune: Congressional candidate David Shapiro has big fundraising quarter


Sun-Sentinel: Broward hires Police Foundation to look into Stoneman Douglas shooting response


Sun-Sentinel: Slain Parkland student’s dad backs push for gun safety in Ohio


Sun-Sentinel: David Hogg will take a gap year before college to work on the midterm elections, report says


Times: Florida ranks No. 4 for lowest tax burden


Times: Students in Florida, Hillsborough show promising results on national report card

Politico: Scott running for Senate in epic showdown with Nelson

Democrat: Gov. Rick Scott is all in for a U.S. Senate run

Post: Gov. Scott running for U.S. Senate: ‘Washington is a disaster’

AP: Scott announces challenge to Democratic Sen. Nelson

Sun-Sentinel: Gov. Rick Scott blasts D.C., ‘career politicians’ in revealing bid for U.S. Senate

Herald Tribune: Rick Scott kicks off U.S. Senate campaign

Times-Union: Scott dives into U.S. Senate race, touting jobs, help for Puerto Rico


Politico: In Senate campaign speech, Scott bashes ‘career politicians,’ courts Puerto Rican voters


Politico: ‘He has unlimited money’: Scott upends battle for the Senate

ABC News: Florida Gov. Rick Scott enters Senate race, setting up expensive contest


Sun-Sentinel: Florida Republican Party planning to fend off ‘blue wave’


Herald: Election year shootings bring political attention to Liberty Square


Politico: Scott’s spokeswoman killed in Florida Keys boating accident

NSF: Spokeswoman for Florida Gov. Scott dies in boating accident

Roll Call: Scott Aide Killed in Boat Crash

AP: Florida governor’s spokeswoman dies in boating crash


Democrat: Leon County gun ordinance likely to pass


Ledger: Agriculture storm aid to start in the summer


Daily News: Women’s pay in Florida worsening, report says