Florida Sen. Bill Nelson on Hurricane Michael: “The Gulf of Mexico was four degrees hotter than is usual … Listen to the scientists … and they’ll tell you that the earth is heating up and the ferociousness of these storms is as a result, in part, of that heating up” pic.twitter.com/A7O5419019 — New Day (@NewDay)
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Sen. Bill Nelson on Tuesday released the first digital ad of his re-election campaign, highlighting his trip into space in a feel-good appeal about reaching higher. “In Florida, we don’t just reach for the stars, we travel to them.” (Read more in TampaBay.com)
Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson has bolted to a 7-point lead over Republican Gov. Rick Scott in Florida’s U.S. Senate race, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released Tuesday. Nelson has a 17-point lead with women voters in the poll and a 16-point advantage among independents. Men are closely divided, with 51 percent supporting Scott and
“Obviously I have to wait and see who the nominee is, but if, as President Trump has suggested, he’s going to have a litmus test — and he said this over and over — on Roe V. Wade, then I’m not going to be voting for some justice who’s going to overturn Roe v. Wade,”
Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson on Sunday conceded the Florida Senate race to Republican Gov. Rick Scott, ending his re-election bid after the completion of a statewide recount. Scott announced the concession in a statement, saying, “I just spoke with Senator Bill Nelson, who graciously conceded, and I thanked him for his years of public service.”
Friday evening’s reception and dinner are being held at a publicly undisclosed location, with a high entry price: $500 for the reception and $2,800, the maximum allowable campaign contribution, for the reception plus dinner. (Read more in FloridaPolitics.com)
by Teresa Jenkins, Charlotte County Democrats Vice Chair and Legislative Committe Chair The 2019 legislative session thankfully has ended. Rep Jose Oliva, the current speaker of the Florida House, got a lot of what he wanted. For years he said he would support the state’s right to preempt towns from making their own laws as
Editor’s note: This summary was compiled and edited from a July 29, 2020 New York Times article written by Thomas Kaplan and Katie Glueck By Fran Dance, Charlotte County Dems writer On July 28, 2020, near his home in Wilmington DE, former Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. unveiled his fourth and final component of his “Build Back Better”
Campaign Finance Reform Joe Biden and the Democrats support restricting SuperPACs, ending dark money groups, keeping foreign money out of our elections, and transparent public financing of our elections. Civil Rights Joe Biden and the Democrats believe in equal opportunity and freedom for all – no matter your race, disability, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation,
By Fran Dance, Charlotte County Dems writer Democratic presidential nominee, Joe Biden, has announced four linked economic recovery plans over the past few weeks. His latest chapter introduces a 10-year plan that will dramatically change the way older adults and children are cared for in the United States. When Biden’s campaign announced this “21st Century Caregiving and
By Jennifer Rubin, Washington Post Columnist, March 1, 2022. President Biden delivered his first State of the Union address at a critical moment in the existential battle between liberal democracies and autocracies. Biden needed to focus on riveting events in Ukraine, but didn’t want to stint on issues, such as inflation, that voters care most about. He had
By Jennifer Rubin, (Washington Post) Columnist, June 15, 2022. President Biden and his White House staff have received a lot of criticism lately, much of it from Democrats nervous that his message isn’t breaking through or that he isn’t hard enough on Republicans. Biden must have heard the complaints. At a rousing speech before the AFL-CIO in Philadelphia
By Dan Balz, Washington Post chief correspondent, Dec 18, 2021. President Biden’s impassioned rhetoric on Friday about securing voting rights collided once again with the realities of the Democrats’ limited options to turn words into action. Democrats end the year in an even worse place than when the year began amid the barest signs of progress.
Image by Jim Bourg, Reuters, Editor’s note: The following is adapted and updated from “Biden just laid out his plan for coronavirus. We may end up needing it”. Biden’s plan to combat COVID-19 Over the past few months, Joe Biden has talked regularly about the coronavirus pandemic, both to criticize President Trump’s handling of the crisis and
On the back of a strong jobs report for the month of May, President Joe Biden and the Democratic Congress are delivering on the promise of rebuilding the US economy after the Trump administration’s failed response to the Covid-19 pandemic brought about the largest economic collapse in history. The over 550,000 new jobs added bring
The president’s budget envisions a redistribution of wealth that will allow more Americans to enjoy prosperity, buoyed by investments in education, infrastructure and climate-related initiatives.
By Tyler Pager, The Washington Post, August 3, 2021 President Biden on Tuesday denounced Republican officials who have blocked efforts to mandate vaccines, as he encouraged cities and states to require that individuals show proof of vaccination to visit restaurants and other public spaces. In a notable toughening of his message, the president called out Republican
By Matt Viser, Seung Min Kim and Annie Linskey, published in the Washington Post, Nov 7, 2020 President-elect Joe Biden is planning to quickly sign a series of executive orders after being sworn into office on Jan. 20, immediately forecasting that the country’s politics have shifted and that his presidency will be guided by radically different priorities. He
Editor’s note: The following summary is adapted and updated from “Biden Announces $2 Trillion Climate Plan” Last week, former Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. unveiled his climate plan: spend $2 trillion over four years to significantly escalate the use of clean energy in the transportation, electricity, and building sectors. It was the second of
Opinion by E.J. Dionne Jr., Washington Post Columnist, October 10, 2021. As President Biden confronts a steady slide in his approval ratings, he should move beyond the conventional storyline invoked to explain it and address the larger problems it reveals. Five months ago, the FiveThirtyEight polling averages pegged Biden at 54.1 percent approval, 39.7 percent disapproval. As of
Here’s what Joe Biden had to say about the future in a NY Times interview.