‘Tis the season when candidates release new political ads almost daily, and U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson, D-Fla,, is no exception. In response, Miami Herald’s Marc Caputo asks, “Why is Sen. Bill Nelson reminding us of who he is?” He continues:
The ad, well produced and hitting all the centrist notes he likes to stress, is almost on par with an introductory ad from a political unknown, which is odd considering he has held office on and off for about, well, 40 years.
But there’s a reason Nelson needs to remind people of who he is and what he has done: He has been shredded by about $7 million worth of negative ads from conservative third-party groups that want Republican Rep. Connie Mack to win and help put the Senate back in GOP hands. Nelson clings to a slim lead in the polls. The race is a toss-up right now. If it wasn’t, Nelson would be saving his money.
As Caputo reported in an earlier post: “Nelson is essentially running neck-and-neck with Republican Connie Mack, who’s being outraised by the incumbent but has the help of Super PAC third-party groups. They’s already spent an estimated $7 million to knock the Democrat down a few pegs.”
Another reason that Nelson has to remind us who he is is because he spends way too much time in Washington and not enough time with regular folks — like his constituents. If he had, he would never have voted for the Affordable Care Act, which stripped $500 billion away from Medicare and will more than likely put an end to the popular Medicare Advantage program. Read Marc’s full Miami Herald article here.
You can check out the ad for yourself here:
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