Dem Nelson Won’t Concede in Florida

Sen. Bill Nelson is refusing to concede his race against Republican Rick Scott. The Florida Democrat lost by a thin margin Tuesday night—less than 50,000 votes out of 8 million counted. In a brief statement, Nelson pledged to proceed to a recount. Scott’s lead of 0.4 percent triggers an automatic recount, which happens any time the margin is less than half a percent.

—QUOTABLE: “This race is over. It’s a sad way for Bill Nelson to end his career…He is desperately trying to hold on to something that no longer exists.” -Scott campaign spokesman Chris Hartline