The current GOP contenders to take on Nelson are former state House Majority Leader Adam Hasner, former Sen. George LeMieux, former Ruth's Chris CEO Craig Miller and retired Army Col. Mike McCalister. Rep. Connie Mack IV will officially enter the race soon. Recent polls have shown that Mack begins as the frontrunner in the GOP race.
Vice President Joe Biden waits to conduct a mock swearing-in ceremony with Sen. Brian Schatz, D-Hawaii, in the Capitol's Old Senate Chamber, December 2, 2014. Schatz was sworn in to serve the remainder of his term since he was appointed to the seat after Sen. Daniel Inouye, D-Hawaii, passed away.