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Gov. Rick Scott interested in running for Senate, according to report

Scott says he remains focused on being governor

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PEMBROKE PARK, Fla. – Businessman-turned-Gov. Rick Scott could be running for office again in a few years.

Scott, 62, has told several top Republican fundraisers that he's interested in running for U.S. Senate in 2018, according to a report by the Tampa Bay Times.

That would be the same year that Democratic incumbent Bill Nelson's third term ends.

A U.S. Senate seat could open in 2016 if Republican Marco Rubio decides to run for president, but Scott would be in the middle of his second term as governor.

Scott said he was recently re-elected and remains focused on being governor.

"I'm going to do this for the next four years," Scott said during an appearance in the West Palm Beach area Thursday.

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