Democratic US Senator Bill Nelson to seek recount in Florida race
FILE PHOTO: U.S. Senator Bill Nelson (L) and Florida Governor Rick Scott (R) seen in this combination photo speaks in Orlando, Florida, U.S., June 12, 2016 and in Washington, DC, U.S., September 29, 2017 respectively. REUTERS/Kevin Kolczynski (L) and REUTERS/Joshua Roberts/File Photos

Democratic U.S. Senator Bill Nelson, seeking re-election in Florida, on Wednesday said the race against his Republican challenger Rick Scott was headed toward a recount.

In a statement, Nelson said the results so far were close enough to require a recount by law and that further steps were needed to recheck vote tallies before proceeding, adding: “We are proceeding to a recount.”

Fox News had projected that Scott, the state’s current governor, would win the race.

Reporting by Susan Heavey; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama