Sen. Nelson defeats Mack in US Senate race
Nelson talks southwest Florida, celebrates Senate victory in Orlando: You Decide 2012 Video by fox4now.comvideo
Bill Nelson celebrates US Senate win over Connie Mack: You Decide 2012 Video by fox4now.comvideo
Bill Nelson defeats Connie Mack in Senate race: You Decide 2012 Video by fox4now.comvideo
Sen. Nelson defeats Mack in US Senate race: You Decide 2012 Video by fox4now.comvideo
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson says he will work with Republicans in Congress to reach consensus on issues including looming federal budget cuts that could hurt Florida's defense industry.
Nelson defeated Republican Connie Mack on Tuesday to win a third term and help Democrats try to hang on to control of the U.S. Senate.
Nelson won even though he was up against a sitting congressman whose father once held the Senate seat. Mack's great-grandfather was also a baseball Hall of Famer.
With more than 6.9 million votes counted, Nelson had 55 percent of the vote compared with Mack's 42 percent.
Mack says he called Nelson and congratulated him on winning the race. He says he is proud of the campaign he ran.
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