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Is Bill Nelson in Trouble? Outside Groups Pour Cash into TV in Florida

Outside groups are adding a new $600,000 digital campaign to the $2.2 million in TV ads they already committed to the Sunshine State.

By NTK Staff | 05.31.2018 @11:00am
Is Bill Nelson in Trouble? Outside Groups Pour Cash into TV in Florida

In the latest sign that Democrats are sweating in the Florida sunshine, Priorities USA Action and Senate Majority PAC released a new digital ad Thursday aimed at inflating Sen. Bill Nelson’s (D-FL) biography and record in the U.S. Senate.

Bill Nelson is getting more help from national Democratic groups in his uphill advertising battle with Rick Scott: a $600,000 digital campaign focused on his bio and opposition to privatizing Social Security and Medicare.

“Bill Nelson stopped them,” says the ad, stretching the influence of a single senator.

According to the Tampa Bay Times, the $600,000 ad buy associated with this spot comes on top of Senate Majority PAC’s $2.2 million already committed to TV ads for the 75-year-old.

Gov. Rick Scott (R-FL) announced his candidacy to challenge Nelson last month. To date, Scott has already spent nearly $10.7 million, with more coming from GOP groups.

Scott’s fundraising ability and personal wealth will force Democrats to spend precious resources in Florida, drawing money away from close races in other states. Time, and polling, will tell if they continue backing Nelson or cut bait sometime between now and November.

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