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    Scott for Florida Releases Another Fact Check on Bill Nelson: “Bill Nelson is Confused Again”

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, the Scott for Florida campaign released its latest fact check on Bill Nelson, “Bill Nelson is Confused Again.” The fact check highlights Bill Nelson’s complete disregard for the truth as he tries to deceive Floridians by presenting himself as a consistent voice against offshore oil drilling.

    “Only a career politician would need to rely on such blatant falsehoods to cover up his own poor record. Here’s the truth about Bill Nelson: the only thing he has learned in Washington after nearly half a century is how to do the bare minimum to protect his tax-payer funded job. Let’s remember, this is the same politician who failed to join every other Gulf Coast senator in co-sponsoring legislation to keep oil drilling off our shores, and who was willing to completely change his position on oil drilling as soon as his liberal friend Obama needed him to. No amount of slick political attacks will be enough to cover that up.” – Lauren Schenone, Scott for Florida Press Secretary

    Watch above and read the text here:

    Bill Nelson actually wrote the bipartisan law that makes it illegal to drill off Florida’s coasts. FALSE.

    Nelson didn’t even know what was in the bill.

    “If it is as it has been described to me, it is very promising.” – Bill Nelson

    4 years later… partisan Bill Nelson changed his stance on offshore drilling.

    “I just want to put my marker down that I have no objection to offshore drilling…” – Bill Nelson

    Bill Nelson gave Obama’s drilling plan his approval.

    “A spokesman said Nelson considered it a victory.”

    Bill Nelson puts partisan politics before Florida.

    Always has. Always will.

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