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  • Dem Sen. Bill Nelson is Startled Exaggerated Remarks being Recorded – Video 8/15/18

    08/17/2018 5:39:46 AM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 14 replies
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | August 16, 2018 | Brian
    Here is Democrat Sen. Bill Nelson of Florida, speaking to a group of people about his claim that Russian Operatives had gotten into Florida’s Election System ahead of the 2018 Midterms. As he talks, it becomes clear Nelson says, “I assume,” regarding what the Russians actually did, and he looks very startled at the end to find out he is being recorded! . . . .
  • Farewell to the ‘Conservative Movement’

    08/13/2018 3:54:17 PM PDT · by oblomov · 56 replies
    Hot Air / Journal of American Greatness ^ | 10 Aug 2018 | Michael Walsh
    The #NeverTrumpumpkins define themselves by their visceral distaste for the president. He offends their fastidious sensibilities, outrages them with his unfiltered Twitter musings, and violates their sense of propriety with his secular hedonism and sheer joy in his own vulgarity. That he’s also delivering the most conservative administration in history is, to them, beside the point—because Trump neither represents nor embodies “movement” conservatism. And therein, for them, lies the problem. Movements are, almost by definition, attractive to the young and the emotionally immature. Followers love to follow; even more, they love to memorize catechisms and rote talking points, which they...
  • Blue Ebb Tide In Florida: Dem Registration Edge Drops Ahead Of Midterms

    08/13/2018 3:52:26 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 21 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 13 Auug 2018 | Ed Morrissey
    Floridians go to the polls for their midterm primaries in two weeks, and the electorate looks surprisingly the same as it did two or four years ago. Despite predictions of a “blue wave” in this purple state based on reaction to Donald Trump and the disaster response in Puerto Rico, Democrats didn’t make any gains in their share of the electorate. In fact, as Politico’s Marc Caputo reports, they lost ground: Last week we wondered “where’s the blue wave?” when Democratic absentee ballot returns weren’t as proportionately high as they were at this time of the election in 2014, the...
  • Bill Nelson goes silent amid charges of fabricating Russian hacking claim

    08/13/2018 4:22:08 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 47 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | August 13, 2018 | James Varney
    With early voting beginning Monday in some Florida counties, the Senate race there was jolted as Republican Gov. Rick Scott kept up the pressure on Sen. Bill Nelson’s thus far unsubstantiated claims that Russian operatives have already compromised Florida elections. In the hotly contested race, Democratic Sen. Nelson’s comments seemed to dovetail with the narrative of Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. elections —international shenanigans many in the American intelligence community have concluded were real. But Mr. Nelson’s pointed remarks triggered a storm of protest not only from his Republican challenger, Mr. Scott, but from other Florida officials, too. Mr....
  • Bill Nelson: The Russians have penetrated some Florida voter registration systems

    08/08/2018 7:25:03 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 45 replies
    Tampa Bay Times ^ | August 8, 2018 | Alex Leary, Steve Bousquet and Kirby Wilson
    Russian operatives have "penetrated" some of Florida's voter registration systems ahead of the 2018 midterms, U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson said Wednesday, adding new urgency to concerns about hacking. The state, however, said it has received "zero information" supporting his claim. "They have already penetrated certain counties in the state and they now have free rein to move about," Nelson told the Tampa Bay Times before a campaign event in Tampa. He said something similar a day earlier in Tallahassee but declined to elaborate. "That's classified," the Democrat said Tuesday. He is facing a re-election challenge in November from Gov. Rick...
  • Sen. Bill Nelson Pushes to Ban Guns that Were Banned in 1988

    08/02/2018 8:25:05 AM PDT · by rktman · 45 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 8/2/2018 | AWR Hawkins
    Sen. Bill Nelson (D-FL) is pushing to ban guns that have been illegal since the 1988 passage of the Undetectable Firearms Act. He is seeking to ban them all over again as part of the Democrat onslaught against 3D gun print files. The Miami Herald quotes Nelson saying, “Just think of the billions of dollars we spend trying to protect national security. And now, suddenly there is going to be published on the internet the plans for making a gun that can evade the detection systems in airports and seaports and all of these governmental buildings as well as some...
  • Rick Scott Up 3 Points Over Bill Nelson Per Mason-Dixon Poll

    07/31/2018 10:46:17 AM PDT · by rktman · 36 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 7/31/2018 | Jeff Poor
    On Tuesday, Mason-Dixon Polling & Strategies released its latest survey on the upcoming U.S. Senate race between Gov. Rick Scott (R-FL) and incumbent Sen. Bill Nelson (D-FL). According to the poll conducted July 24-25 of 625 registered Florida voters, Scott has 47-44 percent lead over Nelson, which is a shift from a poll conducted in February when Nelson was up 45-44 percent. The Mason-Dixon poll is in line with many other recent polls that also show Scott with a slight edge over Nelson. According to the Real Clear Politics polling average of the race, Nelson is up 1.2 percent.
  • FAU Poll Finds [Gov. Rick]Scott Maintains Lead on Nelson in Florida Senate (trunc)

    07/26/2018 3:26:22 AM PDT · by 11th_VA · 18 replies
    CBS8 ^ | July 26, 2018 | Staff
    BOCA RATON, Fla., July 26, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Florida Gov. Rick Scott has maintained a slight lead over U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson in the U.S. Senate race, 44 to 40 percent, with 17 percent still undecided, according to the statewide survey by the Florida Atlantic University Business and Economics Polling Initiative (FAU BEPI).
  • Red State Democrats Really, REALLY Don't Want To Discuss SCOTUS Pick

    07/11/2018 4:54:17 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 19 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 11, 2018 | Matt Vespa
    Judge Brett Kavanaugh is going to be a weeks-long torment for some on the Hill—and I’m talking about red state Democrats. Senate Republican moderates Susan Collins and Lisa Murkowski have been very receptive to Kavanaugh’s nomination, easing pressure from the right that they could sink this SCOTUS nominee if they defect. That could be the case, but for now, pressure has ramped up on Sens. Jon Tester (D-MT), Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND), Joe Manchin (D-WV), Joe Donnelly (D-IN), and maybe Bill Nelson (D-FL). Nelson needs help. Republican Gov. Rick Scott is outworking him on Hispanic outreach, and he’s beating Nelson...
  • FL SEN: Rick Scott Outworking Democrat Bill Nelson Yields A Five-Point Lead

    07/06/2018 8:43:19 AM PDT · by Signalman · 33 replies
    Town Hall ^ | 7/5/2018 | Matt Vespa
    Florida is where the Republicans can pick up a Senate seat. Incumbent Democrat Bill Nelson, who’s been elected three times, is facing something he’s never experienced in his past elections: a solid candidate. Republican Gov. Rick Scott, who is term-limited, has jumped into the ring. He has the money. He has the political acumen. He’s outworking Nelson—and it’s showing. Scott now leads Nelson by five points (via Tampa Bay Times): A new CBS News poll of Florida's Senate race shows Gov. Rick Scott with a 5-point advantage over Sen. Bill Nelson, 46-41 percent, in a survey with a margin of...
  • FL Senate: Yes, Democrat Bill Nelson Could Be In Deep, DEEP Trouble

    06/19/2018 8:40:20 AM PDT · by rktman · 25 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 6/18/2018 | Matt Vespa
    In the Sunshine State, Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson, is banking on incumbency and gun control to get him over the top. He’s been lucky throughout his Senate career in facing opponents who haven’t been the best, especially during his 2000 re-election campaign. This year is different—and he knew it. Last year, Politico reported that Nelson met with Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and other Democrats ahead what will be a true contest. He’ll be fighting for his political life and he needs money. Republican Gov. Rick Scott, who is term-limited, has tossed his hat into the ring. Despite his recent...
  • Rick Scott surges past Nelson with Florida voters

    06/11/2018 9:50:51 AM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 41 replies
    POLITICO ^ | June 11, 2018 | Marc Caputo
    Gov. Rick Scott is virtually tied with Sen. Bill Nelson among Florida voters, but the Republican is dominating the Democrat by 9 points among those nearing or at retirement age — a group that casts the majority of Florida’s votes. The results, drawn from a forthcoming POLITICO/AARP poll delving into the policy views of Florida voters aged 50 and older, exposes a political divide that bodes relatively well for Republicans when compared to some nationwide polling that shows a more-favorable environment for Democrats. Overall, voters in the nation’s largest swing state are almost evenly split when it comes to opinions...
  • Florida Lawmaker Seeks To Create Nationwide Gun Registry

    06/10/2018 10:22:50 AM PDT · by rktman · 54 replies
    bearingarms.com ^ | 6/7/2018 | Tom Knighton
    U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson introduced legislation this week that would create a national gun registry. Known as the “Crime Gun Tracing Modernization Act,” the bill would require ATF to set up a “searchable, computerized database” of all records pertaining to the sale, importation, production or shipment of firearms. The agency would be given three years to get the system up and running. “The fact that there is a law on the books that forces agents to comb through millions of files by hand is absolutely ridiculous,” said Nelson, a Florida Democrat.
  • Bill Nelson spreads wrong information after shootings in Liberty City, Parkland

    04/10/2018 2:40:50 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 26 replies
    Miami Hurled ^ | 4/9/18 | ALEX DAUGHERTY AND DAVID SMILEY
    ....Florida’s only statewide elected Democrat spread misinformation after the Parkland shooting, and now he’s spreading misinformation about a shooting in Liberty City that claimed the lives of two young people..... In a tweet on Sunday night, Nelson cited a Democratic state representative and said “apparently assault weapons [were] used”... Nelson also spread misinformation about the Parkland shooting. Four hours after the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, Nelson went on a media blitz with the major TV networks. He cited the FBI and said shooter Nikolas Cruz wore a gas mask and tossed smoke grenades as he shot people....
  • Florida Gov. Rick Scott to challenge Sen. Bill Nelson

    04/09/2018 7:05:06 AM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 43 replies
    NBC News ^ | April 9, 2018 | Ali Vitali and Mark Murray
    WASHINGTON — Florida Gov. Rick Scott will run for Senate, a Scott political adviser confirmed to NBC News on Monday, challenging longtime incumbent Democrat Sen. Bill Nelson and turning up the heat in what will be one of the nation's most-watched midterm election battles. Scott's move sets up a contentious and pricey battle for Democrats to defend the seat they've held for almost two decades, but also brings President Donald Trump's possible impact on down-ballot races into close focus yet again. The president has been urging Scott — a key supporter of Trump for president in 2016 — for months...
  • It's Not About Saving Lives: Democratic Senator Says Gun Debate Will Help His Party In Midterms

    02/24/2018 5:18:08 PM PST · by Kaslin · 42 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 24, 2018 | Matt Vespa
    Did anyone catch Sen. Bill Nelson’s (D-FL) rather gratuitous swipe at Gov. Rick Scott on Wednesday? CNN held a town hall event in Sunrise, Florida hosted by Jake Tapper, where National Rifle Association Dana Loesch and Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) literally ventured into the lion’s den. Rep. Ted Deutch (D-FL) also participated. It was a two-hour bashing of Rubio, the NRA, Loesch, every law-abiding gun owner, and every supporter of the Second Amendment. It was show trial, a North Korean kangaroo court that resembled something out of the two minutes of hate from Orwell’s 1984.   Rubio was likened to shooter...
  • Jake Tapper's ambush of Marco Rubio and Dana Loesch

    02/24/2018 9:47:46 AM PST · by Starman417 · 28 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 02-24-18 | DrJohn
    In the aftermath of the Parkland shooting, CNN announced it would hold a Town Hall: To help facilitate the discussion, CNN has announced it will hold a nationally televised town hall with the victims' classmates, parents and community members. "Stand Up: The Students of Stoneman Douglas Demand Action" will air live at 9 p.m., ET, on Wednesday, February 21 at the BB&T Center. So far, Florida Rep. Ted Deutch, Sen. Bill Nelson and Sen. Marco Rubio have accepted an invitation to participate in the town hall. Florida Gov. Rick Scott said he would be unable to attend because he would...
  • Even CNN's Cillizza Thought Senator Bill Nelson Too Political at Town Hall

    02/23/2018 4:49:38 PM PST · by PJ-Comix · 10 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | February 23, 2018 | P.J. Gladnick
    Just how inappropriately political does a Democrat have to be to incur the wrath of even reliably liberal Chris Cillizza of CNN? About as self-serving as Florida Senator Bill Nelson who used Wednesday's CNN Town Hall meeting about the tragic Parkland, Florida shootings at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School to attack his likely campaign opponent later this year. Cillizza took the senator to task in What Bill Nelson got totally wrong in Wednesday's guns town hall:
  • The GOP’s Coming Obamacare Capitulation

    02/05/2018 10:51:07 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 16 replies
    NRO (I know, but this one might be worth it) ^ | 2/5/18 | Doug Badger, Marie Fishpaw & Michael Needham
    If conservatives don’t coalesce behind a new repeal plan soon soon, they will find themselves bystanders as their Republican colleagues link arms with Democrats. ... a concoction of two bills. The first, championed by Sens. Lamar Alexander (R., Tenn.) and Patty Murray (D., Wash.), would appropriate cost-sharing-reduction payments to insurers. The second, sponsored by Sens. Susan Collins (R., Maine) and Bill Nelson (D., Fla.), would give insurers an additional $10 billion (and perhaps more) in federal cash.
  • Here Are Three Democrats Who Will Lose U.S. Senate Races In 2018

    01/21/2018 3:21:03 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 77 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 01/21/2018 | Guy Short
    Believe it or not, the 2018 election is only months away. And while talking heads and media elites focus exclusively on Republican election challenges, the electoral map is chock-full of vulnerable Democratic candidates running in Trump territory. Here are the top Democrats poised for 2018 defeat: 1. Sen. Claire McCaskill (Democrat, Missouri) The definition of a corrupt career politician, Sen. McCaskill is a personification of the Washington swamp and the Democratic Party’s most vulnerable incumbent. Who can forget her failure to pay $287,000 in property taxes on a private plane? Or using $40 million in government subsidies to boost her...