A Florida Democrat, Bill Nelson, running for U.S. Senate got caught Thursday morning for faking a Hurricane Michael donation link as a Democrat fundraising page.
“Speaking of fundraising during a hurricane, this is interesting: The link his campaign posted to raise money for disaster relief efforts takes you to ActBlue, the Democrat’s fundraising engine. Building donor list through hurricane relief contributions? ,” according to Free Beacon’s Brent Scher. Vicious.
Hurricane Michael, a category four storm, hit Florida on Wednesday leaving hundreds of thousands of Floridians without power. At least four deaths have been reported in the state. After the storm devastated the Florida Panhandle, it blasted Georgia, the Carolinas, and Virginia, killing at least another two more people, a child in Georgia and a man in North Carolina. Almost 1.1 million people in six states have been left without power.
Within hours of the storm making landfall, Nelson sent out an email with a list of nonprofit organizations, which he said are “vital resources for people who need help.” The nonprofits include American Red Cross, Big Bend Homeless Coalition, Florida Disaster Fund, and Team Rubicon, among others, each of which has a link that sends visitors to an ActBlue website asking people to donate to hurricane relief efforts.
Nelson tweeted out an ActBlue link for people to give donations for hurricane relief on his website.
“The devastation from #HurricaneMichael is widespread across the Panhandle and Big Bend in Florida,” Nelson tweeted. “Anything you can give to these nonprofit organizations will help people with needed relief.”
ActBlue is a federally registered political action committee (PAC) that was launched in 2004, calling itself “the online clearinghouse for Democratic action.” Its mission statement is to “empower small-dollar donors.”
“ActBlue is a nonprofit, building fundraising technology for the left,” it says plain as day on its website. “Democratic campaigns get more donations through ActBlue than any other platform.”
The National Republican Senatorial Committee slammed Nelson for his “desperate attempt” at trying to win reelection next month.
“Bill Nelson has reached a new low in a desperate attempt to save his political career,” said NRSC spokesperson Camille Gallo. “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.”
You have to admit that this is pretty low, even for a Democrat. While Floridians are scrambling for their lives, Nelson sends out multiple emails to voters who were in the path of the hurricane, containing bolded statements with captions like, “Losing Florida would cost Democrats the Senate” and “We can’t win without your immediate donation, friends.”
Florida voters should vote for his opponent, Republican Governor Rick Scott, because he’s out there working with FEMA and state first responder efforts, not sending out fundraising emails disguised as Hurricane Relief notices.
SOURCE: Blunt Force Truth
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