Bill Nelson

Older Voters Help Nelson Hold Senate Seat From Florida

Posted on 11/6/2012 by | Politics | Comments

Bulletin Today | PoliticsDemocratic Senator Bill Nelson of Florida will keep his job after fighting off a challenge from Republican Congressman Connie Mack, with the incumbent winning with strong support from age 50-plus voters. Floridians aged 50-64 — who comprised 28 percent of the vote — favored Nelson over Mack by 55-43 percent, according to exit polls. People 65 and older, 25 percent of the Sunshine State turnout, also went for Nelson, though by a narrower, 51-47 percent margin. The two Senate candidates …

In State After State, Two Issues Take Center Stage

Posted on 06/8/2012 by | Politics | Comments

Bulletin Today | PoliticsIn Virginia, Democrat Tim Kaine is saying that the country would be in “disastrous shape” if the plan to partially privatize Social Security supported by his Republican opponent had been passed and put into effect. In Florida, the Chamber of Commerce is taking to the airwaves to attack Democratic Senator Bill Nelson’s support of a health care law that it says “will be a nightmare for Florida seniors.” And in North Dakota, the Democratic Senate candidate is hammering her GOP …