The Scott campaign continues on its course to unseat Florida Democratic Senator Bill Nelson with a new 30-second advertisement titled “Pinto.” Having already released a slew of advertisements attacking the Democratic Senator for being a “career politician” and having a negative influence on the economy for not voting on the GOP tax bill, the new advertisement continues the theme of Nelson being a “career politician.”
In the advertisement, a narrator explains that “In 1978, the Ford Pinto was the best-selling small car in America, gas was 63 cents a gallon and Bill Nelson was elected to Congress. Forty years later, a lot of things changed, but Bill Nelson is still in Washington, still collecting a paycheck.”
Scott’s spending, including the help of a Super PAC, has already reached $20 million, and Senator Nelson’s campaign has been criticized for not being on the offensive as much. Political strategists have even commented that the Nelson campaign is possibly not efficiently equipped enough to win reelection. This also comes at a time when polls are showing that Governor Rick Scott has an advantage over Senator Nelson amongst likely voters.
The advertisement stresses that Senator Nelson has contributed nothing while in office, and that he’s only helped raised taxes.
The advertisement can be seen below: