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Nelson projected as winner of U.S. Senate race

by John Kennedy | November 6th, 2012

NBC-News is projecting that Democratic U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson has won a third term, easily defeating Republican Connie Mack IV.

Early returns showed Nelson holding a comfortable, 15 percentage point lead over Mack, a four-term congressmann from Fort Myers.

At a downtown Orlando hotel, where Nelson’s victory party is being held, the candidate has not made an appearance. But with each passing TV report, broadcast on jumbotrons in a hotel ballroom, the crowd roared.

Florida Democratic Party Chairman Rod Smith sent out an email congratulating Nelson less than 15 minutes after the last polls closed in the Panhandle.

“On behalf of Florida Democrats, I wish Senator Bill Nelson congratulations on his reelection,” Smith said.  “Sen. Nelson has and will continue to serve our state and country with the highest level of distinction. Throughout this campaign and his entire career in public service, Sen. Nelson has stood up for the values that make our state great. He is a true champion for middle class families and a passionate advocate for our state. He has delivered for the people of Florida, and tonight they have
delivered him a decisive victory.”



9 Responses to “Nelson projected as winner of U.S. Senate race”

  1. OBIWAN Says:

    HEY BigDem,


  2. Louise Says:

    Congrats, Senator Nelson. Continue to do what you do best — fight for Florida.

  3. Mattrue Says:

    Mack fell short of the dream to be the most popular tea bagger in Florida. To bad that I don’t feel bad about that. You go Democrats and congratulations to Bill Nelson. This is a major victory over the republicans and the people of the United States of America who have voted for the middle class Americans.

  4. Obama/Dems 2012 Says:

    America wins!

  5. Downtown Danny Says:

    Now Mack can go back to California where he lives and leave us alone.

  6. Obama/Dems 2012 Says:

    Btw, Mack’s campaign was SO awful that he didn’t even fund his own crappy street signs. I saw one close-up on my way in to voting and it said they were bought by Americans For Prosperity, the Koch Brothers’ “non-profit” “grassroots” right wing propaganda channel. It actually said that in the sign. I mean, how pathetic! I hope the Koch Brothers are happy wasting all that dirty money on a total loser!

  7. OhStop Says:

    He turned NASA into an muslim outreach program and was the deciding vote for Obamacare. Remember that Florida. The inmates are running the asylum.

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