GOP pushes back against Nelson ad with another badly behaving senator’s sonby John Kennedy | August 3rd, 2012
U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson’s latest television ad, which blasts likely Republican opponent Connie Mack IV as a spoiled senator’s son, drew a push back Friday from the National Republican Senatorial Committee.
Seems the NRSC has found a badly-behaving senator’s son in Nelson’s family, too.
“It is disappointing that 40-year politician Bill Nelson would use an event that took place in his opponent’s personal life 20 years ago to distract from his own abysmal record. Such an attack is particularly surprising, considering that Nelson’s own son was recently arrested for both disorderly intoxication and assaulting a police officer,” said Rob Jesmer, the NRSC’s executive director.
Recent was six years go, when Charles William Nelson, the Democratic senator’s son, was arrested the night of his father’s election to a second-term over Republican Katherine Harris. Orlando police said a drunk Bill Jr., then age 30, shoved a police officer.
Jesmer accused the candidate Nelson of “slimy and hypocritical attacks” for his new ad attacking Mack over his arrest for a bar fight in 1989, brawl with Atlanta Braves outfielder Ron Gant three years later and a poor election-year voting record in Congress.
Nelson’s ad is here: http://bit.ly/OJvrL9