With Governor Rick Scott (R) commanding Florida’s political TV advertising world over his senatorial opponent Senator Bill Nelson (D), it was only a matter of time before outside helped arrived for the senior senator.
Scott has already spent upwards of $10 million and now Democratic-supporting groups, Senate Majority PAC and Priorities USA Action have coughed up $2.8 million in ads supporting Nelson, the bulk of that coming from the Senate Majority.
Nelson needed it, but will it be enough to counter and defeat the political weather system Scott is creating? Will outside groups continue to pour money into a race where their opposition will be able to easily outspend their efforts?
“Throughout his career in public service, Bill Nelson has fought for middle-class Floridians and their families time and time again,” said Guy Cecil, Chairman of Priorities USA Action. “While some may go to Washington to try to get rich or push their ideological agenda, Bill Nelson shows up to work every day looking for ways to improve the lives of working people. Priorities and SMP are proud to support Senator Nelson with a digital campaign that highlights all that he has delivered for Florida.”
“Bill Nelson’s legacy of service speaks for itself and he continues that service every day as he goes to work as Florida’s senator,” said J.B. Poersch, President of SMP.“From protecting Medicare and Social Security for Florida’s seniors to fighting for affordable healthcare for all Floridians, Bill Nelson has proven that he has what it takes to put partisan politics aside and deliver for Florida. We are happy to partner with Priorities to ensure that Floridians across the state know how Bill Nelson has always put Florida first.”