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    Scott for Florida Rolls Out Ninth Ad: “Bill Nelson = Federal Government”

    While Governor Rick Scott leads, Bill Nelson politicizes Puerto Rico

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The Rick Scott for Florida campaign released today its latest digital ad, “Bill Nelson = Federal Government.” The ad highlights Governor Scott’s continued commitment to supporting Puerto Rico following Hurricane Maria, contrasted with Bill Nelson’s politicization of Puerto Rico in order to hide his record of failure.

    “Bill Nelson takes every opportunity to complain about the federal government’s response to Puerto Rico, but at what point does he take responsibility for the federal government he himself has been a part of for nearly half a century? Nelson did not try and help Puerto Rico until it was politically convenient for his reelection campaign, but no amount of empty attacks will cover up his decades of failure.” – Ryan Patmintra, Scott for Florida Communications Director 

    Watch the ad above and see the full script here: 

    NARRATOR: Senator Bill Nelson is playing politics on Puerto Rico. Nelson has no problem exploiting the suffering of others for his own political gain.

    NARRATOR: Now Nelson is attacking the one public official who has actually helped the people of Puerto Rico – Governor Rick Scott.

    NARRATOR: Governor Scott has been to Puerto Rico six times since Hurricane Maria, pushed FEMA to move faster, welcomed Puerto Ricans to Florida. He fought to get them jobs and made sure they had access to housing in Florida.

    NARRATOR: Here’s Resident Commissioner Jenniffer González on Rick Scott’s response to Maria:

    PUERTO RICO RESIDENT COMMISSIONER JENNIFFER GONZÁLEZ: “And when you are in a time of need, you need leaders who stand up and give us those opportunities. And he did it without hesitation.”

    NARRATOR: Rick Scott leads. But Bill Nelson just complains about the federal government. Remember, that after half a century in Washington… Nelson is the federal government. It’s time for Bill Nelson to go.

    TEXT ON SCREEN: Paid for by Rick Scott for Florida. Approved by Rick Scott.