Nelson stops by Democratic convention, heads to Panhandleby George Bennett | September 4th, 2012
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Sen. Bill Nelson — the only Democrat now in statewide office in Florida — made a brief appearance on the floor of the Democratic National Convention this afternoon, granting a few interviews and greeting delegates before heading out of town.
“My campaign’s down there,” Nelson said when asked why he’s not sticking around for the entire three-day convention.
“I’m running my own race and that’s why I’m going back to Florida tonight. I’ll be in the Panhandle of Florida tomorrow morning early,” Nelson told a TV interviewer.
Nelson faces a tough reelection challenge from Republican Rep. Connie Mack, with outside groups pouring millions into the state to try to unseat Nelson.