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Bill Nelson

Party
Democrat
Latest Office Held:
US Senate, FL
Latest Office Sought:
US Senate, FL
State Candidancy or Office Held:
See also: State profile for Bill Nelson
NELSON, Clarence William (Bill), a Senator and a Representative from Florida; born in Miami, Dade County, Fla., September 29, 1942; attended the Brevard County public schools; graduated from Melbourne High School 1960; B.A., Yale University 1965; J.D., University of Virginia School of Law 1968; admitted to the Florida bar in 1968 and commenced practice in Melbourne in 1970; served in United States Army Reserve 1965-1971; United States Army, active duty, 1968-1970, achieving rank of captain; legislative assistant to Governor Reubin Askew 1971; elected to Florida State house of representatives in 1972 and reelected in 1974 and 1976; elected as a Democrat to the Ninety-sixth and to the five succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1979-January 3, 1991); was not a candidate for reelection in 1990 to the House of Representatives, but was a candidate for nomination for governor of Florida; crewmember on the twenty-fourth flight of the Space Shuttle Columbia, January 12-18, 1986; Florida treasurer and insurance commissioner 1995-2000; elected to the United States Senate in 2000 for the term commencing January 3, 2001; reelected in 2006 and again in 2012 for the term ending January 3, 2019; chair, Special Committee on Aging (One Hundred Thirteenth Congress).

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Campaign Finance

$35,612,643 Received
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  • contributions under $200 are not reported, and so are not included in totals.
  • only contributions from individuals and organizations to candidates are included. Various accounting measures and more exotic contribution types are excluded.
  • contributions are matched based on organization and recipient name reported within each election cycle. Contributions using an incorrect or non-standard version of the name may be missed.
  • corporate name changes and mergers may cause figures to differ from those of the Center for Responsive Politics.
  • organization totals include known subsidiaries of the organization.

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  • Top Industries

    OpenSecrets.org and FollowTheMoney.org classify contribution data into about 100 industries.
    82% of the total amount raised came from an identifiable industry.
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  • Individuals vs. PACs

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View all campaign finance data for Bill Nelson Sources: OpenSecrets.org Party Time

Earmarks

$848,300,415 Allocated
Information

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View all earmarks data for Bill Nelson Sources: OpenSecrets.org