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National Republicans attacking Bill Nelson over government shutdown

Washington’s blame game began just a few hours after the federal government officially shut down.

The National Republican Senate Committee (NRSC) is targeting Sen. Bill Nelson with an online Facebook ad condemning Democrats for the failure to come together on a Continuing Resolution to keep the government running.

The ad focuses on how the shutdown  threatens hundreds of thousands of Florida children from receiving health insurance and stops funding for the military.

“Bill Nelson’s vote for the Schumer Shutdown will have serious, real-world consequences for Florida children and seniors, as well as our national security,” said NRSC Communications Director Katie Martin. “When it really mattered, Nelson sided with Washington Democrats instead of Florida, and voters won’t forget in November.”

Click on the image below to watch the ad:

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Mitch Perry has been a reporter with Extensive Enterprises since November of 2014. Previously, he served five years as political editor of the alternative newsweekly Creative Loafing. Mitch also was assistant news director with WMNF 88.5 FM in Tampa from 2000-2009, and currently hosts MidPoint, a weekly talk show, on WMNF on Thursday afternoons. He began his reporting career at KPFA radio in Berkeley and is a San Francisco native who has lived in Tampa since 2000. Mitch can be reached at mitch.perry@floridapolitics.com.

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