The AP is projecting that Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson of Florida has won a third term after defeating Republican Congressman Connie Mack.
The 70-year-old Nelson won even though he was up against the son of Florida's former U.S. Senator. Mack is also named after his great-grandfather, a baseball Hall of Famer.
The victory continues Nelson's 40-year political career and ends, for now, the political career of Mack. He had been representing southwest Florida in Congress.
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