Republicans go after Bill Nelson for supporting Hillary Clinton - Florida Politics

Republicans go after Bill Nelson for supporting Hillary Clinton

The National Republican Senatorial Committee is releasing a new digital ad Monday morning that warns Florida Republicans that if Democratic U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson had his way, Hillary Clinton would be president.

The 30-second video replays Clinton’s “basket of deplorables” a couple different ways, and adds her recent comments, made in a speech in India, in which she dismisses the middle of the United States as supporting President Donald Trump‘s vision of “looking backwards.”

The ad then makes this pronouncement in text: “And if Bill Nelson had his way… Hillary Clinton would be president.” That is followed by a snippet from a 2016 campaign speech given by Nelson in which he declares, “Hillary will not only be commander in chief as president, but she will be the unifier in chief.”

The ad may test, among non-Republicans, whether Clinton will continue being more unpopular in Florida than Trump, making the case that Nelson opposed Trump and supported fellow-Democrat Clinton.

For now, Nelson is running for re-election without a big-name opponent, though Gov. Rick Scott is widely expected to get into the race to be his Republican opponent.

“Hillary Clinton, Bill Nelson and the Democratic Party share the same elitist disdain towards the needs of hardworking Floridians,” NRSC Communications Director Katie Martin stated in a news release. “Voters will be reminded that Nelson did everything he could to get Hillary Clinton elected president.”

Scott Powers is an Orlando-based political journalist with 30+ years’ experience, mostly at newspapers such as the Orlando Sentinel and the Columbus Dispatch. He covers local, state and federal politics and space news across much of Central Florida. His career earned numerous journalism awards for stories ranging from the Space Shuttle Columbia disaster to presidential elections to misplaced nuclear waste. He and his wife Connie have three grown children. Besides them, he’s into mystery and suspense books and movies, rock, blues, basketball, baseball, writing unpublished novels, and being amused. Email him at scott@floridapolitics.com.

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  1. Republicans are betraying the second amendment:

    DON’T BE DISTRACTED BY MASS AMOUNTS OF FAKE MASSACRE OPERATIONS GOING ON THROUGHOUT THE U.S. THE SECOND AMENDMENT IS UNDER HOSTILE ATTACKS BY REPUBLICAN POLITICIANS AND THIS IS HOW IT IS DONE.

    OBAMA ADMIN WAS AN EXPERT AT USING FAKE OPERATIONS BUT REPUBLICAN LEADERSHIP ARE BETTER AT PASSING LEGISLATION AGAINST THE SECOND AMENDMENT USING THE SAME BACK DOOR APPROACH WHERE OBAMA WAS THE KNOWN TRENDSETTER.

    THE REPUBLICAN LEADERS ARE TRYING TO PROVE TO WASHINGTON THAT THEY ARE BETTER AT USING DECEPTIVE TECHNIQUES TO PREVENT A BACKLASH FROM THEIR BASE AND EASILY PASS ANY DESIRED LEGISLATION.

    There are mass amounts of Republican leaders conspiring fake operations going on right now to create chaos in multiple states to distract FROM THE FACTS that the Second Amendment is under FULL ATTACK by the Republican Party.

    Governors of each state have the power to conspire and approve fake operations throughout their state without the public’s knowledge. This is done to create controversy to easily swindle the public and pass gun control legislation in record time ((23 DAYS IN FLORIDA)) without realizing it was the Republican Governor who set up the whole scenario.

    THIS IS THE TIME TO CALL OUT RICK SCOTT AND MAKE SURE HE DOES NOT HOLD ANY OTHER ELECTED OFFICE TO SET AN EXAMPLE TO OTHER REPUBLICAN LEADERS/GOVERNORS AND DETER THEM FROM BECOMING A TRADER AGAINST THE SECOND AMENDMENT.

    Rick Scott just swindled Floridians into gun control legislation but is hoping his republican base will still vote for him IN THE UPCOMING 2018 SENATE RACE not realizing what just happened as he is searching for more democrat voters.

    IT IS ALWAYS BEST TO GET A TRADER OUT NOW TO CREATE SPACE TO FIND A BETTER CANDIDATE WHO IS NOT A TRADER AGAINST THE SECOND AMENDMENT.

    Call Republican Governors/Leaders to stand down pressure from the WH to promote mass amounts of fake operations in their state to backdoor gun control legislation.

    IMO the WH has plans to eliminate guns rights this way, where gun owners become totally confused through fake massacre operations and paid distractors such as Parkland student activist.

    IMO the WH is going after assault riffles to eliminate them from patriot’s hands because the 1% are truly afraid of gun rights.

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