Rick Scott vs. Bill Nelson — online negativity already surrounds Senate race

A digital ad attacking Gov. Rick Scott by Senate Majority PAC (left) and a digital ad attacking Sen. Bill Nelson by the National Republican Senatorial Committee (right).

ORLANDO — Florida Gov. Rick Scott is expected to make it official this morning and launch a Republican bid for the U.S. Senate seat of Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson — but Democrats and Republicans and allied groups have been preparing for the race for more than a year and already have plenty of websites and ads to show for it.

The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee launched an anti-Scott website last week, while the National Republican Senatorial Committee has more than a year’s worth of anti-Nelson material archived on its website.

Democratic-leaning Senate Majority PAC released an anti-Scott digital ad on Sunday.

Republican-leaning Senate Majority PAC has an anti-Nelson website deriding the incumbent as ineffective “Backbench Bill.”

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