Tag Archives: Bill Nelson

FLORIDA: Rick Scott Announces US Senate Bid

The Orlando Sentinel reports: Gov. Rick Scott confirmed Monday morning he’s running for U.S. Senate, making the announcement in Orlando before heading out on a campaign kick-off tour of the state. He’ll challenge incumbent Democrat Bill Nelson in what will be one of the most expensive and hotly contested races in 2018. “You’re the first to know I’m going to ...

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FLORIDA: Trump Urges Rick Scott To Run For Senate

Politico reports: President Donald Trump traveled to southwest Florida with a message for the people of Fort Myers, who are recovering from Hurricane Irma: Rick Scott for Senate. Trump, First Lady Melania Trump and Vice President Mike Pence flew to Florida on Thursday morning to visit Fort Myers and Naples, two Gulf Coast cities that Irma tore through earlier this ...

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FLORIDA: Media Attention During Hurricane Boosts Likelihood Rick Scott Will Challenge Sen. Bill Nelson

The Hill reports: Florida Gov. Rick Scott’s (R) handling of Hurricane Irma has boosted his profile ahead of an expected Senate bid. Scott is term-limited out of the governor’s mansion, and Republicans, including President Trump, have urged him to consider challenging Sen. Bill Nelson (D-Fla.) next year. His aggressive approach to Irma, which saw him order an extensive evacuation ahead ...

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Sen. Bill Nelson (D-FL) Backs ENDA

Sen. Bill Nelson (D-FL) has agreed to co-sponsor ENDA, which Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid promised yesterday will get a hearing before Thanksgiving. That leaves the bill just three votes short of the 60 needed to pass. There are now just two Democratic senators — Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) and Mark Pryor (D-Ark.) — who are not co-sponsors of the legislation, ...

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Sen. Bill Nelson Backs Marriage

“It is generally accepted in American law and U.S. society today ‘that all Men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness.’ I believe that. The civil rights and responsibilities for one must pertain to all. Thus, to discriminate against one class and ...

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