Florida deserves more than 1% of a Senator
Senator Nelson has been called out numerous times for failing to accomplish anything notable for Florida, including…
- During his time in Congress, Senator Nelson has filed a total of 906 bills, of which only 11 have become law. That’s a 1% success rate. (“Legislation Sponsored By Bill Nelson,” Library Of Congress)
- 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 Approach,” Tampa Bay Times, 5/28/12)
- A 2017 survey found that nearly half of Floridians did not have an opinion of Senator Nelson. (Public Opinion Research Laboratory at the University of North Florida, 10/24/17)
|HOUSE & SENATE||Sponsored||Became law|
|% BECOMING LAW||1%|
|# of bills Bill Nelson files per year|
|AVERAGE PER YR||94||1|
|% BECOMING LAW||0.9%|
NOTE: *election year
While Senator Nelson has nothing during his nearly 40 years in Washington, Governor Scott spent the last seven and a half years completely turning around Florida’s economy…
- Tax cuts led to more than $10 billion returned to Florida’s taxpayers.
- More than 88,000 new businesses opened in Florida.
- Florida’s tourism industry achieved its highest quarter ever.
- Florida’s unemployment rate is at its lowest in over a decade.
- Florida’s economy surpassed $1 trillion.
- Florida’s crime rate is now at a 47-year low.
“You would think that after nearly half a century career, Senator Nelson would be good at this job. But 40 years later, his success rate for Floridians is ONE PERCENT. Floridians deserve more than one percent of a Senator. It’s time for Senator Nelson to come home to Florida and be replaced by a proven leader who actually knows how to secure results.” – Lauren Schenone, Scott for Florida Press Secretary