On MSNBC's "Jansing &Co.," Sen. Bill Nelson (D-Fla.) said he has "no intention" to run for Florida governor next year.
"Look, I have no plans to run for governor. I have no intention of running for governor," said Nelson, who won re-election last November. "I love this job as senator, except that I am very, very frustrated as we have discussed this morning -- that we can't get anything done because you can't get people together to build consensus."
Nelson's statement comes after Roll Call quoted a "senior Democratic official" who said that the senator was considering challenging Republican Gov. Rick Scott.
“It’s on the way to being fairly serious. I think he is going to take a very close look at it,” a senior Florida Democratic official told CQ Roll Call. “It’s not very far along. I wouldn’t tell you it’s likely ... [but] I think he will really look at it.”