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  Bill Nelson (politician)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Clarence William "Bill" Nelson (born September 29, 1942) is the junior U.S. Senator from Florida.
Some experts and pundits initially considered Nelson to be a possible running mate for presidential candidate John Kerry in the 2004 election.
Nelson did not run for reelection for his house seat, but served in various positions in the state government for several years.
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 Bold Travels Give Nelson A Worldly Perspective
Nelson was so overwhelmed with social pressures and events at UF that "he really felt that he was losing the opportunity for an education," said Smathers, now a Jacksonville lawyer.
Nelson was idealistic, and a member of the ROTC while the Vietnam War was unfolding.
Nelson went on to serve three years in the Army Reserve starting in 1965, got his law degree from the University of Virginia in 1968, and then served two years of active duty in the Army.
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 State: Bill Nelson: Parallel lives
Nelson was born in Miami but moved at age 6 to Melbourne, where his family owned thousands of acres along the east coast.
Nelson and his wife share a deep Christian faith, and gave a Bible as a wedding present to a former campaign aide.
Although Nelson's formal baritone and strait-laced demeanor have brought him some ridicule in political circles, it was he who laughed loudest at a reporter's imitation of him during a recent campaign trip.
www.sptimes.com /News/102200/State/Bill_Nelson__Parallel.shtml   (2062 words)

Nelson worked as a fire marshal and later as a lawyer before beginning his political career in the Florida House of Representatives.
Nelson served in the U.S. House from 1979 to 1991.
Nelson ran an unsuccessful campaign to the Democratic nominee for Governor of Florida in 1990.
www.amysflowershop.com /Bill_Nelson_(politician)   (436 words)

 Bill Nelson - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Nelson was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 1978.
Some claim his advertisements and Congressional headshots, showing Nelson in his astronaut jumpsuit, consist of fraud, as he was not a "career astronaut" and that he did not have "astronaut training." However, few remain with the space program for more than the time needed to train for and execute their flights.
Nelson was reelected as Senator on November 7, 2006 with 61 percent of the vote.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Bill_Nelson_(politician)   (1023 words)

 Bill Nelson For Senate -   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
We believe that, in Bill Nelson, the choice for voters in the race for United States Senate in Florida is easy and obvious.
Nelson obviously devotes the time needed to understand this area's needs, when a statewide candidate might understandably focus on more vote-rich areas of the state.
Nelson is a fifth-generation Floridian and former astronaut who has served in the Legislature, the Cabinet and in both the U.S. House and Senate.
www.nelsonforsenate.com /newsroom/mediaclips/?id=47   (461 words)

 Opponents: Nelson/Harris
Bill Nelson is a shoe-in, with Republicans abandoning the increasingly bizarre campaign of Katherine Harris in favor of Nelson's Republican-lite approach.
Bill Nelson's record in the United States Senate is proof that we cannot simply assume that if a politician is a Democrat, he or she will promote progressive values in public office.
Bill Nelson is among the top 15 recipients of contributions from missile defense contractors in the Senate, while Ben Nelson ranks in the top 20 with receipts of $49,500 from missile defense contractors from 2001 to 2006.
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 AP Wire | 10/20/2006 | Moderate Nelson steps carefully toward second Senate term   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Nelson, who once flew on the space shuttle, has engineered a 34-year political career as a state lawmaker, central Florida congressman, state Cabinet member and U.S. senator by towing the moderate line and not waging war on the left or the right.
Nelson's quest for the middle, away from the limelight, was his strength - and a potential weakness.
Nelson argues that Harris isn't better-known than he is, and said his poll numbers were a reflection of a high-growth state where 1,000 new people arrive every day.
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 SPACE.com -- Democratic candidate C. Bill Nelson is running for the Senate in thestate of Florida.
Nelson was the chairman of the House space subcommittee and Garn headed the Senate appropriations subcommittee that oversaw
Nelson, who left Washington in 1992 to make a bid for the Florida governors mansion that failed, has already become one of the few politicians to make space exploration an issue in the November elections.
Nelson and the space agencys other backers on the space committees were "NASAs biggest fans when you get right down to it," Donald E. Day, an auditor with the General Accounting Office, Congress investigative arm, told the New York Times in a 1986 article.
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 SPACE.com -- Democratic candidate C. Bill Nelson wins the Senate seat in the state of Florida.
Nelson, the state insurance commissioner, won the Senate seat vacated by the retiring Republican Connie Mack in a race that was seen as crucial to Democratic efforts to upset the GOP's 54-46 Senate majority.
Nelson, who left Washington in 1992 to make a bid for the Florida governors mansion -- which failed -- already has become one of the few politicians to make space exploration an issue in the November elections.
Nelson's campaign centered on a September debate held near Cape Canaveral about space issues, but both the events sponsors and the McCollum campaign demurred, opting to focus on statewide issues.
www.space.com /news/bill_nelson_win_001107.html   (654 words)

 Roger L. Simon: Half Nelson
In the wake of the embarrassing Silvestri affair, you will excuse me if I suspect Senator Bill Nelson (D-FLA) was clueless about the history and policies of the Syrian Baathists when he met today with President Bashar Assad.
Nelson informed us: "Assad clearly indicated the willingness to cooperate with the Americans and or the Iraqi army to be part of a solution" in Iraq.
The legislation included a proposal negotiated by Nelson and Martinez that creates a no-drilling zone extending 125-miles off the Panhandle and 235-miles off Tampa Bay and much of the rest of the state's West coast, through the year 2022.
www.rogerlsimon.com /mt-archives/2006/12/half_nelson.php   (722 words)

 Alligator Story   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Grace Nelson, wife of State Insurance Commissioner Bill Nelson, talks with Kate McGill, director of Florida Alternative Breaks, at a meet-and-greet session Tuesday in the Reitz Union.
Nelson met with Student Government leaders en route to watch her husband's U.S. Senate debate.
Grace Nelson spoke about her husband's history as a politician and his views on national issues at the Reitz Union.
www.alligator.org /edit/issues/00-fall/000913/b06nelson.htm   (691 words)

 Hernando Today - Online Edition   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Florida Sen. Bill Nelson is up for re-election next month and the incumbent Democrat’s worst attribute is his staunch support of the American space program.
Nelson, as far as I can see (and hear), is fond of conjuring up the image of JFK and his challenge to put an American on the moon by the end of the 1960s.
Nelson, along with most of the state’s legislators in Washington, maintains a short sighted “not in my backyard” approach to offshore drilling at a time when we’re supposed to be more energy self-sufficient.
www.hernandotoday.com /columnists/MGB69M705TE.html   (534 words)

 Story - McCollum's bills
He is complaining that Florida 2000, a joint committee set up by Democratic candidate Bill Nelson and the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, was unfairly tying his honest hands in the Senate race.
In 1997, the nonpartisan campaign-finance watchdog group Public Campaign awarded McCollum its "Golden Leash" award, given to the politician who, as the name suggests, is most easily led around by his campaign contributors.
That language has not yet been formally inserted into the bill, which should be finalized in upcoming weeks.
www.orlandoweekly.com /util/printready.asp?id=1885   (465 words)

 MiamiHerald.com | 10/01/2006 | Harris still far behind Nelson in Senate race   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Katherine Harris lags incumbent Bill Nelson by 27 percentage points in the U.S. Senate race, a new Miami Herald poll showed.
Then there's Harris' strongest charge against Nelson -- that, when he was state insurance commissioner in the 1990s, he allowed national insurance companies ''to cut and run'' by setting up smaller, Florida-based firms that shielded the parent companies and, Harris said, allowed insurance rates to rise.
Another problem facing Harris: She is against a quietly efficient politician in Nelson.
www.miami.com /mld/miamiherald/news/politics/15651613.htm   (758 words)

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Nelson, the incumbent senator, said he voted against President Bush's initial tax cut bill because it was flawed but has voted 81 times to cut taxes or extend tax cuts.
Nelson told Russert he would have voted against the war with the knowledge that Iraq did not have the weapons.
Nelson has been running statewide TV ads and also has donated $500,000 from his campaign treasury to the state Democratic Party.
www.wtlv.com /news/politics/news-article.aspx?storyid=68128   (948 words)

 Senator Bill Nelson
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Bill Nelson (disambiguation) - Bill Nelson (born 1942) is a United States senator from Florida.
Bill Nelson (musician) - Bill Nelson (born William Nelson on December 18, 1948) is a prolific guitarist, songwriter, painter and experimental musician from Wakefield, Yorkshire, England.
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 The Buzz: Florida Politics | Tampabay.com - St. Petersburg Times: Harris responds to Nelson ad
Nelson can show her in the orange jumpsuit being dragged away on one of his commericals...
The fact is that Nelson was in the minority and Harris was in the majority.
You have got to be kidding me. She helped pass the bill last session that is the worst and most distructive bill that could have ever been passed on insurance.
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 Florida Cracker: Why Bill Nelson Won
Bill Nelson has been in Florida politics since 1972 and is very well liked.
Bill Nelson has been on the popular side of many local issues in Florida - in northeast Florida, where I live, he sponsored legislation to keep the USS Kennedy in service, and is now sponsoring legislation to upgrade NS Mayport so a nuclear carrier can be based there.
While I agree that some votes were specifically votes against Harris, Nelson was a good candidate all the way around, a moderate who doesn't vote the party line, a politician with decades in the public eye and yet to have made a fool of himself.
www.florida-cracker.org /archives/003724.html   (808 words)

 All Headline News - Polls Show Nelson Will Cruise To Victory In November - December 27, 2006
Nelson gets a 31 - 12 percent favorability, with 19 percent mixed and 38 percent who haven't heard enough to form an opinion.
Brown explains, "For a politician who has held statewide office for more than a decade, Sen. Nelson's profile is surprisingly fuzzy.
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www.allheadlinenews.com /articles/7005148583   (371 words)

 Support Nelson (D-FL) vs Harris (R-FL)(Defeat Cruella)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
The letter reminds us that Nelson is one of the last remaining "Southern Democrats" in the Senate, and that there's little doubt that he might as well be campaigning with an "enormous target pinned to his back because the Republican Party is definitely gunning for him".
Bill Nelson is a fifth-generation Floridian who has served the people of his home state for over 30 years as a state legislator, congressman, state insurance commissioner and now as a U.S. senator.
Clarence William Nelson (born September 29, 1942) is the senior U.S. Senator from Florida.
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 Discover the Wisdom of Mankind on bill nelson   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Naples Daily News - Bill Nelson is considered a potential vice presidential candidate in 2008, and Rep. Alan Boyd leads the Blue Dog Coalition, a group of conservative Democrats who try to steer policy toward the middle ground.
Miami Herald - Instead, we have had Sen. Bill Nelson visit President Assad in Damascus, stating upon returning that this murderous hyena is the man to talk about solving the Iraqi crisis.
Nelson is the first in what could be a long line of Democratic lawmakers who travel to Damascus, Baier reported, specifically citing Sen. Christopher Dodd (D-CT) as one of the Democratic lawmakers who has already announced his intention to meet with Assad.
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 BillingsGazette.com :: Burns tells GOP he won't back down
Copyright © The Billings Gazette, a division of Lee Enterprises.
Regardless of Abramoff (Every politician ever elected from either party has an Abramoff in their closet, burn's just got 'outed'), Burns is part of the very entrenched ruling party that has rubber stamped the greatest attack on our civil rights since the 60's & 70's.
From South Dakota we have Tim Johnson From Nebraska we have Ben Nelson From Kansas we have Kathleen Sebelius From Wyoming we have Dave Fraudenthal From Montana we have Brian Schweitzer and Max Baucus.
www.billingsgazette.net /articles/2006/03/26/news/local/40-burns.txt   (2945 words)

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