National Republicans attacking Bill Nelson over government shutdown

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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:

Mitch Perry

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 [email protected].


  • Amy

    January 20, 2018 at 11:05 pm

    Republican controlled Senate and Congress,Republican President, the only people to blame for the shutdown are the Republicans!

    • Robert Jet

      January 21, 2018 at 10:23 am

      Right, you idiot

    • Marcos

      January 21, 2018 at 2:01 pm


    • In the know

      January 21, 2018 at 5:50 pm

      Please educate yourself on the issue instead of repeating talking points you hear on television. The only point of contention is DACA, which the Democrats have no proposed legislation to vote on at this time. So even if the Republicans agreed to their demands, there is nothing to discuss. DACA does not even come up for renewal until March. Should our men and women who defend our lives and sovereignty not be able to pay their bills, sacrificing even more when they are considered essential personnel, and will continue to do their jobs including potentially laying down their lives for free over political rhetoric? Because that is what a government shutdown means. And, btw, the House has already voted to pass the CR, and the President is waiting to sign a bill. So the blame goes to a handful of Senators, including Bill Nelson (who will be dealt with in November). Now for full disclosure, they will vote to pass this CR as soon as the political winds turn against them, AND they will vote to retroactively pay all federal employees whom many of are getting a paid vacation right now on your tax dollar.

      This civics lesson brought to you by former Congressional Staffer 1995-1997, survivor of 1996 Government Shutdown. However, my fiscally conservative boss deemed me essential, and I worked for my pay. Just as our military will. God bless them all!

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