Rick Scott’s campaign accused Senator Bill Nelson of putting party politics ahead on Floridians in a new television commercial released on Thursday.
The new TV and digital ad called “Toe the Line” examines Nelson’s partisan record, especially regarding judicial nominations.
How much does Bill Nelson toe the party line?
Nelson voted with Hillary Clinton 89 percent…
With Obama, 98 percent….
Democrat presidents have nominated more than 700 judges, and Nelson never opposed a single one. Not one.
Nelson obeyed party bosses every time.
Now, Nelson opposes this president’s choice – before the choice has been made.
You can’t get more party line than that.
Bill Nelson: Party first, Florida last.
RICK SCOTT: I’m Rick Scott and I approve this message.
“Bill Nelson wants Floridians to think he is independent, but his record shows that when it comes down to it, Nelson cares more about democratic party bosses than the Floridians he serves” said Scott campaign press secretary Lauren Schenone. “He toed the party line with Hillary Clinton, President Obama and hundreds of judicial nominations under democratic presidents – and just last week, Nelson admitted that he expects to vote against the Supreme Court nominee, before even knowing their name.”