SENATOR NELSON MAKES HIS CASE ON SEVERAL FRONTS
U.S. Senator Bill Nelson spoke Monday to the monthly gathering of the Polk County Tiger Bay Club held at Bartow's Peace River Country Club, near where GOP opponent Katherine Harris grew up. He discussed a variety of topics, including the need for changing direction in the nation's immigration and economic development policies in order to help stave off leftist governments in Latin and South America.
Also, being in the heart of orange country, he spoke against the dumping of Brazilian orange juice on American markets. The senator also discussed the effort he and Republican collegue Mel Martinez are making to prevent oil drilling off the Florida coast. The Lakeland Ledger has a complete look at what happened as well as some of Nelson's remarks.
Nelson is in Polk for a couple of days, including two fundraisers. He attended a event in Lake Wales last evening, and will have another this afternoon in Lakeland.