Scott for Florida Releases TV and Digital Ad: “No Show”

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. –  Today, the Rick Scott for Florida campaign released its latest television and digital ad, “No Show,” which highlights Senator Bill Nelson’s record as a “No Show” career politician who doesn’t show up to work for the Floridians he serves, even though his typical work week is only three days long. The Senator’s record of absence includes skipping 45 percent of the Senate hearings on national security, including hearings on ISIS, Russia and North Korea.

“No Show” Nelson has been putting in the minimum effort for Florida for decades…

  • In 1990, almost 20 years after first being elected to a public office, The Orlando Sentinel found, “Mr. Nelson has been running for something or other during much of his life, but leaving few footprints behind.” (Editorial, “Lawton Chiles A Statesman,” Orlando Sentinel, 8/26/90)
  • In 2012, The Tampa Bay Times noted, “He is not seen as a forceful voice in debates and cuts a ghostly presence in Capitol Halls.” (Alex Leary, “Sen. Nelson’s Cautious Political Trajectory,” Tampa Bay Times, 5/28/12)
  • A 2017 survey found that nearly half of Floridians surveyed did not have an opinion of Bill Nelson. (Public Opinion Research Laboratory at the University of North Florida, 10/24/17)
  • Throughout his time in Congress, Nelson has been the lead sponsor of only 11 bills that became law. Library Of Congress , Accessed 9/17/18)

Watch the ad above and see the full script here:

Narrator: Here’s your work week – five whole days.

Here’s Senator Nelson’s work week – yep, just three days.

Forty-six years in politics but Nelson’s never worked a real job.

And Nelson failed to show up for national security hearings 45 percent of the time.

“No Show” Nelson skipped hearings on ISIS, Russia, North Korea…

It’s time to retire “No Show” Nelson.

Give him the rest of the week off.

Governor Scott: I’m Rick Scott. I approve this message. Let’s get to work.