Bill Nelson's file

Nelson

Democrat from Florida

Bill Nelson was first elected to the U.S. Senate from Florida in 2000. He lost re-election to Gov. Rick Scott in 2018. Nelson previously served in the Florida Legislature, Congress and as state Treasurer and Insurance Commissioner.  

The PolitiFact scorecard

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Recent stories featuring Bill Nelson

El primer debate de Bill Nelson y Rick Scott en la Florida, chequeado

Rick Scott y Bill Nelson argumentaron sobre sus récords y se acusaron mutuamente de representar falsamente los hechos durante el primer debate en la contienda de la Florida para el senado federal. En el debate el martes, repitieron ataques que los votantes ya han escuchado a través de comerciales de 30 segundos.

Fact-checking the Florida candidates for governor and U.S. Senate

The midterms in the swing state of Florida are among the most closely watched in the nation

Fact-checking Sen. Bill Nelson’s claims about Russia hacking Florida’s election system

Nelson has drawn much attention for his statements about hacking, but he hasn’t provided verifiable evidence

Fact-checking Florida Gov. Rick Scott’s U.S. Senate announcement speech

Scott made several claims about the state’s economy and growth as he kicked off his campaign against U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson. 

Greatest hits of Florida's U.S. Senate race

We review the most significant fact-checks of the race for U.S. Senate between Connie Mack and Bill Nelson.