Post-Sandy, Nelson sends out a pitch for Red Crossby John Kennedy | October 30th, 2012
With the Northeast digging out from Hurricane Sandy, Democratic U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson paused Tuesday to send out a fund-raising email for the American Red Cross.
“One days like today, it’s crucial we put politics aside and come together as Americans,” Nelson said in a message to supporters with a link to the Red Cross site.
Nelson as been portraying himself as a centrist, tired of the Washington gridlock, in his re-election fight with Republican Connie Mack.
He’s already campaigned in usually reliable Republican areas like the Florida Panhandle. And on Halloween, Nelson plans to continue working GOP turf — with a lunchtime appearance planned at Miami’s Versailles Restaurant, a must-stop on the Florida political itinerary for Republicans, but rarely a Democratic detour.
Mack is planning three stops Wednesday with Republican presidential contender Mitt Romney, who will be campaigning in Florida with U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio and former Gov. Jeb Bush.