Republican consultant working to convince Hulk Hogan to run for U.S. Senate

Hulk Hogan attends the NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment 2015 Upfront at The Jacob Javits Center on Thursday, May 14, 2015, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)

CLEARWATER, Fla. (WFLA) – A long-time Republican consultant says he is working on convincing the Tampa Bay area native turned superstar to represent Florida in the Senate.

Roger Stone believes Hogan can take the Florida Senate seat now occupied by Democrat Bill Nelson.

Hogan lives in Clearwater, Florida since retiring from his long career in wrestling and acting.