His campaign “About Me” page links to a nine-page C.V. (PDF) listing his PhD in management from The Union Institute in Cincinnati. He currently teaches at Everglades University in Sarasota and the for-profit University of Phoenix-Tampa.

Many expect outgoing Sen. George LeMieux to run for Nelson’s seat in 2012 (as he pledged to only fill out the term of retiring Sen. Mel Martinez after his boss, Gov. Charlie Crist, appointed him), as well as Reps. Connie Mack and Vern Buchanan, and possibly incoming state Senate President Mike Haridopolos.

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