Scott for Florida Rolls Out New Television and Digital Ad: “Toe the Line”

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, the Rick Scott for Florida campaign unveiled a new television and digital ad, “Toe the Line,” which highlights Bill Nelson’s history of voting the party line and putting partisan politics above Floridians, especially regarding judicial nominations. A few examples of Bill Nelson’s party-line voting include:

  • When Hillary Clinton was in the U.S. Senate, Nelson voted with her nearly 89 percent of the time. (CQ Vote Study, Accessed 5/15/18)
  • Nelson was a rubberstamp for President Obama, voting with him 98 percent of the time. (CQ Vote Study, Access 5/15/18)
  • While Democrat presidents have nominated more than 700 judges, Nelson has not opposed a single one. (CQ Vote Study, Accessed 7/3/18)

“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. 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. Only a career politician wouldn’t recognize such blatant party line politics. Floridians deserve a senator who will fight for them… not a career politician like Bill Nelson who keeps putting Florida last.” – Lauren Schenone, Press Secretary for Scott for Florida 


Watch the ad above and see the full script here:

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.

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