On the campaign trail…

By Frank Torres/Special Contributor to The Apopka Voice
 Senator Bill Nelson was at Lake Eola on Monday afternoon to rally with local unions at their Labor Day barbecue and to promote a bipartisan message ahead of his competitive reelection action challenge from Governor Rick Scott.
 During his availability with reporters, Nelson pointed to the funeral of his former colleague Arizona Senator John McCain which took place Saturday.
 “You try to do what’s right for your country. That was the subtext of the whole message of John McCain’s life.” began Nelson “He tried to make a difference and that’s why you saw people as varied as President Bush and President Obama both celebrating his life.”
 Polls between Nelson and Scott have them within a point or two of each other and well within the margin of error. (Scott currently leads Nelson by 1.2% in an average of polls on realclearpolitics.com). Television ad buys are also up and running with the Florida Senate race expecting to be one of the most expensive in the nation this year.
 “People are tired of the division and hate. That’s clearly the message, it doesn’t matter where I am.” Nelson continued “Fortunately, they’re saying ‘Bill keep at it, keep trying to bring people together.”
 Scott is expected to be in Orlando this week to rally with the other Republican nominees for local and statewide office.

 The barbecue was hosted by the Central Florida AFL-CIO to celebrate the holiday. Other elected officials on hand included Congresswoman Stephanie Murphy, Congressman Darren Soto, State Senator Linda Stewart, and State Representative Carlos Guillermo Smith.


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