Nelson Hits Scott on Train Project
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Nelson Hits Scott on Train Project


Senator Bill Nelson commented on Governor Rick Scott, his opponent, announcing a high-speed rail project that will be coming to the sunshine state soon. It’s a project that’s been in development for some time, but Senator Nelson dropped an innuendo that Governor Scott was only pursuing the project because he wanted to profit for himself.

On his twitter account, Senator Nelson wrote that “It wouldn’t come as a surprise if he’s trying to make money off this, knowing how’s he’s enriched himself as governor.”

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When he was asked by the Tampa Bay Times to elaborate on his comment, Senator Nelson only added that “Why wouldn’t he be profiting in this on the basis of his M.O., which is that he’s been involved in other companies that have been doing business with the state.” He only provided cryptic comments.

In response to the comments, Governor Scott’s campaign mentioned that “This is just Bill Nelson going negative because he wanted to put taxpayer dollars on the line to fund a massive government project. Through private investment, Governor Scott is ensuring this project has zero financial risk to Florida taxpayers. While Bill Nelson is for growing government, Governor Scott is for growing jobs.”

Daniel Molina

Daniel Molina was the Opinion Editor of his high school’s newspaper, and he was also Editor-in-Chief of Miami Dade College’s Urbana literary and arts magazine wherein he also won the 2013 FCSAA Best Fiction Story in the State of Florida Award. He’s currently pursuing his Bachelor’s in English Literature. Hobbies in his free time include reading, writing and watching films and basketball.