These Tweets, Emails From Bill Nelson Suggest He’s Using Hurricane Relief to Build a Donor List These Tweets, Emails From Bill Nelson Suggest He’s Using Hurricane Relief to Build a Donor List – NTK Network

These Tweets, Emails From Bill Nelson Suggest He’s Using Hurricane Relief to Build a Donor List

Is the vulnerable senior senator from Florida taking advantage of a tragedy to raise campaign cash down the road?

By NTK Staff | 10.11.2018 @4:15pm
These Tweets, Emails From Bill Nelson Suggest He’s Using Hurricane Relief to Build a Donor List

Sen. Bill Nelson (D-FL), a vulnerable incumbent who’s running for reelection this fall, tweeted a simple message on Wednesday night, focused on hurricane relief.

As some pointed out Thursday, though, Nelson’s effort may not be as innocent or good-hearted as it seems. His campaign’s tweet links to an ActBlue page. ActBlue is a major fundraising tool for Democratic campaigns and liberal causes.

While the donations “will be divided evenly between United Way of Northwest Florida, Team Rubicon, and 7 other groups,” through the organization ActBlue Charities, Washington Free Beacon writer Brent Scher pointed out Thursday morning that the ActBlue connection could help Nelson build a “donor list.”

The tweet comes on top of a story, published in Fla News Online, suggesting Nelson’s campaign sent multiple fundraising emails this week “to voters within the potential path of the hurricane.”

This kind of behavior may convince Floridians to send Nelson packing this fall.

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