2018 US Senate Candidate Guide

Bill Nelson (D) vs Rick Scott (R)

US Senate | Election | Nov 6, 2018

The Candidates

Bill Nelson

Bill Nelson

Democrat

Incumbent
Rick Scott

Rick Scott

Republican

The Issues

Campaign Finance

Require political ads to disclose their largest funders?

Nelson

Yes. Backed 2017 DISCLOSE ACT requiring ads to disclose funders & major funders to reveal donations.

Scott

No position found.

Support Citizens United decision, allowing unlimited political donations from corporations & unions?

Contraception

Allow employers to withhold contraceptive coverage from employees if disagree with it morally?

Criminal Justice

Support Amendment #4 – restoring voting rights to 1.6 million former felons, excluding murderers & sex offenders?

Economy

Support federal spending as a means of promoting economic growth?

Nelson

Yes. For instance, supported stimulus bill at height of 2008 recession.

Scott

Mostly no. Has focused primarily on tax cuts & associated spending cuts.

Support Trump’s imposition of tariffs on Chinese steel & other products?

Education

Public support for sending children to private schools?

Elections

Support nonpartisan redistricting to address possible partisan gerrymandering?

Financial Regulation

Support cutbacks in Consumer Financial Protection Bureau?

Health Care

Support or Repeal Affordable Care Act (ACA), known as Obamacare? Support Medicaid expansion?

Nelson

Support. Will work to ensure those with pre-existing conditions keep health coverage eligibility.

Let Planned Parenthood receive public funds for non-abortion health care?

Immigration

Support DREAM Act (DACA), allowing “Dreamers” who arrived illegally as children, then grew up in the US, to achieve legal status if meet certain conditions?

Iran

Support withdrawal from treaty limiting Iran nuclear capability while lifting sanctions?

Nelson

No.

Scott

Yes.

Minimum Wage

Raise federal minimum wage from $7.25/hr?

Net Neutrality

Require internet providers to provide equal access to all users?

Privatization

Support partial or full Social Security privatization?

Renewable Energy

Support government support for renewable energy?

Student Debt & Financial Aid

Lower student loan rates, paid by increasing taxes on high earners (Elizabeth Warren proposal)? Increase student financial aid, like Pell Grants?

Taxes

Support President Trump’s tax cuts?

Voting Rights

Support tighter voting rules even if prevent some people from voting?