I would think that in this era of freshness and transparency the new administration would want to come forth with detail instead of this mumbo jumbo that is going onObama pushes stimulus plan, bailout funds Jan 13, 2009
The IG report that just came out did not even interview one of the main complainantsWeapon workers weren't denied benefits Dec 01, 2008
The demand curve has gone almost straight up this yearRecent vets hit hard by home foreclosures Nov 18, 2008
This would give voters in larger states a strong voice in selecting the nominees over four months, while also giving citizens in the smaller states a fair say, tooBill would set up national primary system Sep 07, 2007
We need to get a grip on pythons invading America's EvergladesSen. Nelson wants Everglades python kill Jul 14, 2009
Clarence William "Bill" Nelson (born September 29, 1942) is the senior United States Senator from the state of Florida. A member of the Democratic Party, he is a former U.S. Representative and former Treasurer and Insurance Commissioner of Florida. He is a leader in air and space policy, and in 1986, he became the second sitting member of the United States Congress to fly in space.
Born in Miami, Nelson attended the University of Florida before transferring to Yale University. He went on to receive his law degree from the University of Virginia. In 1965, he joined the U.S. Army Reserve; he served on active duty from 1968 to 1970, attaining the rank of captain, and left the following year. Nelson was admitted to the Florida bar in 1968, and began practicing law in Melbourne in 1970. In 1971, he worked as legislative assistant to Governor Reubin Askew.
In 1972, Nelson was elected to the Florida House of Representatives. He won re-election in 1974 and 1976. Nelson was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 1978. He served in the U.S. House from 1979 to 1991. In January 1986, he flew as a Payload Specialist on the Space Shuttle Columbia. After a failed gubernatorial race in 1990, he successfully ran for the office of Treasurer and Insurance Commissioner of Florida in 1994 and served for six years. In 2000, Nelson ran as a Democrat for the U.S. Senate seat vacated by retiring Republican Senator Connie Mack. In the Senate he is generally considered a social moderate and economic liberal. He was re-elected in 2006 with 60 percent of the vote.