Senator Nelson visits Lee Co. for third time this year
FORT MYERS, Fla. - Before a full house at the Farmer's Market Restaurant in Fort Myers, Senator Bill Nelson made his final pitch.
"I want to ask you for your vote," said Nelson before a packed room.
He spoke for nearly 15 minutes. He stressed the divide in Washington and how it has hurt the country.
"The way you govern a country is not to go off in your corner, your extremists corners and pout, you bring people together," explained Nelson during his stump.
Nelson is the incumbent in a tight senate race against Congressman Connie Mack. The most recent Rasmussen poll from Monday, October 28, shows Nelson posting 49 percent to Mack's 46 percent.
"Senator, according to the most recent Rassmusen poll, Mack is trailing you by just three points. Is that worrisome?" asked Fox 4 reporter Gabrielle Sarann to Nelson. "Rasmussen is a typical Republican poll but it's one of the polls so don't look at just one," replied Nelson.
Even more worrisome to some voters, is how often Nelson has visited southwest Florida.
"I understand you visited Lee County twice since the beginning of the year. Why just twice?" asked Sarann to Nelson. "Well, how many times have i visited Lee County in the last 12 years I've been senator?" Nelson later said, "I wish I could be every place at once. I haven't figured out how to clone myself,"
But that's of little concern to Amy Turner, the leader of Lee County's 4-H Trailblazers. Turner, who cares deeply about the environment, plans to vote for Nelson.
"The fact that bringing both sides of the party together to get things done, that's really what impressed me the most," said Turner.
Wednesday, Senator Nelson will be campaigning on the east coast of Florida.