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Democrat Senator Bill Nelson Caught Sending E-mails for Hurricane Relief Containing Links to Political Fundraiser Site

Natural disasters like recent Hurricane Michael sometimes bring out both the best and worst in people. While emergency-responders risk their lives to save people from danger, looters attempt to steal the belongings of those who’ve had to flee their homes. Sadly, capitalizing on the suffering of others is a business for some.

On October 10, 2018, Senator Bill Nelson, Democrat – Florida, appeared to be doing something wholly philanthropic when he sent out an e-mail asking people to donate funds for hurricane disaster relief. The e-mail contained a list of non-profit organizations that provide aid. However, according to the Washington Free Beacon, the senior Senator from Florida failed to disclose that the links for each organization send users to the website ActBlue. ActBlue is a group that assists Democrats with raising money and keeps donor e-mails for future fundraising efforts.

Hurricane Michael ravaged the state of Florida on the same day that Nelson sent out the questionable e-mail. Before going out to sea, the category 4 storm left more than one million people in multiple states without electricity. According to The Weather Channel, at least 19 people perished. Many are still missing.

Within mere hours of hurricane Michael hitting Florida, Nelson sent out his e-mail containing the list of non-profit groups he deemed are “vital resources for people who need help.” Some of the organizations listed include American Red Cross, Florida Disaster Fund, Big Bend Homeless Coalition, and Team Rubicon.

Every group’s link sends users to a page on ActBlue’s website requesting they give money to hurricane relief efforts. In addition to the e-mail, the senior Senator from Florida tweeted out an ActBlue link on his website for people to provide donations for hurricane relief. The tweet read, “The devastation from #HurricaneMichael is widespread across the Panhandle and Big Bend in Florida. Anything you can give to these nonprofit organizations will help people with needed relief.”

ActBlue, founded in 2004, is a federally registered political action committee. It’s referred to itself as “the online clearinghouse for Democratic action.” ActBlue’s website proclaims, “ActBlue is a nonprofit, building fundraising technology for the left. Democratic campaigns get more donations through ActBlue than any other platform.”

The National Republican Senatorial Committee, NRSC, called out Nelson for his “desperate attempt” to win re-election in November. In order to keep his seat, Nelson will have to beat popular Governor Rick Scott, Republican – Florida.

Regarding the seemingly tone deaf e-mail, Camille Gallo, spokeswoman for NRSC, said, “Bill Nelson has reached a new low in a desperate attempt to save his political career. While Floridians were trying to save their homes and lives, Bill Nelson used this tragedy as an opportunity to save his taxpayer-funded job by shamelessly using disaster relief efforts to bolster his fundraising operation.”

Besides sending out the e-mail with the links sending users to ActBlue, Nelson also ran attack ads while Scott prepared Florida’s panhandle for its most devastating hurricane strike ever according to Townhall. Nelson’s campaign also reportedly sent a tracker to Scott’s emergency briefing. Perhaps, the lowly Nelson campaign actually believed Scott would attack the Democrat at a time when Florida residents’ lives and property might be lost.

Townhall also reported that the senior Senator from Florida sent out fundraising e-mails while he was visiting the Sunshine State’s emergency operations center.

To make matters worse, this isn’t the first time Nelson has tried to capitalize from a hurricane. Last year, the NRSC condemned him for attempting to raise funds off Hurricane Irma to help with this year’s re-election bid. The NRSC contended that Nelson’s Senate campaign staff sent out a fundraising e-mail tied to Hurricane Irma. In the e-mail, the senior Senator from Florida tried to raise money off the fact that he petitioned major airlines to not increase ticket prices in connection with Hurricane Irma’s approach.

Politico reported the NRSC’s argument that the airlines were restricting fares before Nelson’s attempted intervention. In a statement, NRSC Communications Director Katie Martin remarked, “Bill Nelson is spending time blasting out fundraising emails, while countless Floridians are recovering from Hurricane Irma’s devastation. Bill Nelson’s DC elitist behavior is always self-serving, but this kind of out of touch behavior reaches a new low.”

Time will tell if Nelson’s rash attempts to raise money for his campaign during natural disasters will contribute to him securing his Senate seat or losing it to Governor Scott.

~ Freedom News Report


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22 Responses

  1. Like!! Really appreciate you sharing this blog post.Really thank you! Keep writing.

  2. I hope Governor Scott beats Bill Nelson so bad that he will be ashamed to show his face in public. What a horrible person he is.

  3. Democrats are in politics for the money and fame! Do not trust demoncraps!

  4. There you go a typical democrat…they just want to steal from you and enrich them selves…end of story!
    And if you don’t let them they will call you vile names, as they throw a fit!

  5. Here we go again with the crooked democrap stealing from people who are in need of help. I suppose if he loses he will call for violence like many including crooked hillary.

  6. @Jamie – democrats are in politics for money and power. Hillary Clinton whined about “being broke when they left the White House. Well they sure as hell were no longer broke by the time she was done as Secretary of Take.

  7. He can not win.He is one of these far left democrats and they are trying to turn this country upside again the way it was headed. Please people get out and vote and vote Republican. What a tragedy. These far left democrats are despicable. They will turn our country into a socialist country and we don’t want any of that. Why do you think everyone wants to come here!!. Then they want to turn it into their country. Come here legally, learn our language and adapt to the United States of America so we can remain a Great Country. Thee Democrats are so power hungry and are very scared since they lost all their power. Trump and his team are doing great with turning this country around. Let’s not let it go away. We have to keep Republicans in power for our kids, grandchildren and future great grandchildren. We want them to have a great country where they have the choice to worship, work, speak and do as they wish under the laws of our country. President Donald Trump, his team of smart working dedicated men and women and his great family are working so hard. Keep up the great work. Where has common sense, work ethics, morals,,honesty,
    dedication and following the laws of our country gone to. It’s a sad tragedy of what our country has evolved into, Our founding father’s are rolling over in their graves. People can disagree and have their own opinions. To stoop to the lies, unethical behavior, meanness that the far left democrats have stooped to is incredible. Wake up people. Use common sense and stay away from the far left media also. They are as bad as the politicians. GO PRESIDENT TRUMP, TEAM AND FAMILY.

  8. Beyond sickening to think he is trying to profit on so many who lost everything. He should be arrested for theft by DECEPTION!

  9. Man, these Godless, Satan worshiping, power-mad NWO-elitist ghouls posing as Democ-rats sure are scary; just look at that inhuman, lizard-like head on him! Their evil inside them is so great that it can not be contained and must morph to their faces of evil – get out the crucifix, quick! These Devil’s disciples will stop at nothing to attain power to insure that their culture of death agenda continues; you know what, it’s working to a tee as their useful, idiotic suicidal constituents relish in keeping these demonic psychopaths in power as they gleefully aid and abet in their and all of Babylon II’s demise! REVOLUTION will be the needed SOLUTION against them – guaranteed!

  10. Senator Rick Scott sounds right. Scott will continue to fight for Florida. Bill Nelson just collects a paycheck and does nothing. VOTE FOR RICK SCOTT!!!

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